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Carnegie Hall

The concert Monday night was one that we’ll always remember! We arrived at Carnegie Hall plenty early so we spent time in the Carnegie Museum. Lots of interesting artifacts…a copy of a letter from Franz List that started the ball rolling. We learned that a lot of famous composers have conducted there…Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Sousa,

Jeri and Nicole in Carnegie Hall. Click photo for full size.
Jeri and Nicole in Carnegie Hall. Click photo for full size.

We enjoyed the middle school choirs that opened the evening. Then we heard the high school choirs…they almost overflowed the stage with so many singers. They were very good as well.

After intermission was Mozart’s Requiem. What we all had been waiting for!

Sarah is in the middle of the back row of this picture. She is second from the right of the lady with the white shirt that is walking in front of the back row.

Sarah on stage. Click photo for full size.
Sarah on stage. Click photo for full size.

Here’s Joanna in the middle of the back row of this picture.

Joanna on stage. Click photo for full size.
Joanna on stage. Click photo for full size.

Here’s Victoria standing in front of the middle guy in the back row.

Victoria on stage. Click photo for full size.
Victoria on stage. Click photo for full size.

Here’s Jeffrey in the middle of the second row from the back.

Jeffrey on stage. Click photo for full size.
Jeffrey on stage. Click photo for full size.

Picture of the entire choir and orchestra.

Carnegie Hall Stage. Click photo for full size.
Carnegie Hall Stage. Click photo for full size.

We weren’t disappointed. The conductor was great. He was obviously into it. The large choir included a good men’s section that definitely enhanced the performance. Way to go, Jeffrey! The crowd gave them a well-deserved standing ovation at the end.

Jeri and Tim at Carnegie Hall. Click photo for full size.
Jeri and Tim at Carnegie Hall. Click photo for full size.

After the concert, we briefly met up with Sarah, Joanna, Victoria and Jeffrey.

Outside Carnegie Hall after the concert. Click photo for full size.
Outside Carnegie Hall after the concert. Click photo for full size.

Mom, Nicole and I headed back via the subway. By the time we got to bed it was after midnight again.

By the way, the singers had a reception afterwards from 11 pm till 1 am. The kids told us later that it was first class…nice venue, live music, and great food (including salad, rolls, finger foods, drinks, desserts, cheesecakes, and more). It was the whole nine yards!