LAHS Choir Sings At Lincoln Center

Los Alamos High School Choir students gather for a photo prior to their performance at Lincoln Center. Photo by Leslie Bucklin
LAHS Choir touring NYC in between rehearsals. Photo by Leslie Bucklin
Staff Report
Eighteen students from the Los Alamos High School Choir sojourned to New York City to join other high school musicians from around the country to form a 150 member National Festival Chorus and perform at the Lincoln Center.
The local LAHS Choir Parent Booster Club organized and sponsored the five-day trip where the singers rehearsed under Karen Kennedy, a Master Conductor from The University of Miami, Director of Choral Studies. Students recognized the value of working with a “Super” conductor saying, “She made us want to work hard, sing our hearts out and do our best. It felt great to sound so good.” 
The rigorous rehearsal schedule cumulated in a well orchestrated Saturday night expose in the beautiful Alice Tully Hall of the Lincoln Center. The performance featured five pieces by the students, the Masterworks Festival Chorus and the New York City Chamber Orchestra. 
In between rehearsals, the students took in the sites, sounds and tastes of the Big Apple including a Broadway Musical, Central Park, Natural History Museum and much more. 
Student Participants:
  • Jacqui Hargraves
  • Sopahn Kellogg
  • Megan Bucklin
  • Lauren Hargraves
  • Ethan Clements
  • Elsa Guinoiseau
  • Nora Scott
  • Renee D andrea
  • Joe Singleton
  • Ben Reichelt
  • Megan Woodruff
  • Kim Janetzky
  • Deanne Janetzky
  • Haley Hansen
  • Song Morris
  • Elizabeth Shueler
  • Louisa Singleton
  • Justin Dombrowski
Sopahn Kellogg and Elsa Guinoiseau hosted choir members at their Los Alamos home for student directed rehearsals to prepare for the NYC trip. Courtesy photo
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