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Loyola University New Orleans Music Students to Sing at Carnegie Hall

Loyola press release - November 19, 2016

Twenty-six talented Loyola singers will hit center stage in New York City at the world-famous Carnegie Hall at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, as a part of Distinguished Concerts Singers International. The group will perform at the Carnegie Hall premiere of “Eternal Light: A Requiem,” composed by Howard Goodall, joined by international students from Germany, Great Britain and Japan.

Loyola performed Goodall’s Requiem two years ago at Temple Sinai, and through Distinguished Concerts International, Goodall extended an invitation for Loyola to participate in the Carnegie Hall premiere. Goodall will attend Sunday’s performance. Co-Founder, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of DCINY, Maestro Jonathan Griffith leads the choir.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for Loyola students to meet singers from all over the world and join together to perform this beautiful and uplifting work with the composer in attendance,” said Rita O. Huntsinger Distinguished Professor of Music Meg Frazier, who serves as director of choral activities and director of the School of Music at Loyola.

Led by conductors Jonathon Griffith and Bradley Ellingboe, the students will perform alongside the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and students from around the world.

The program for the concert includes:

HOWARD GOODALL Eternal Light: A Requiem

MORTEN LAURIDSEN Lux Aeterna

Loyola music students participating in Sunday’s performance at Carnegie Hall are: Eva Araya; Emily Barber; Brigitte Blanchard; Andrea Butler; Herlinda Castagnoli; Contessa Cobb; Daryl Deal; A.J. Diedrich; Olivia Garcia; Bryton Gunther; Audrey Harmon; Christina Hera; Adrienne Ingram; Meghan Kessel; Adam Laliberte; Ivana Lobue; Alex Lucas; Cyril Ma; Devon Mederos; Alicia Melendez; Khadija Moses; David Murray; Grant Rothermel; Amanda Seal; Zoe Spangler and Mary Van.

Loyola voice alumni Olivia Seal and Rebeckah Gordon-Kirk; music professor Dr. Alice Clark and Dr. John Sebastian, vice president of Mission and Ministry, will also perform with the group.

PHOTO CAPTION: LOYOLA STUDENTS AND COMPOSER HOWARD GOODALL CELEBRATE AT CARNEGIE HALL.