Chamber Choir Performs at Lincoln Center

The MICDS Chamber Choir has returned home from a truly unforgettable trip to New York City. The choir performed Mozart’s “Coronation Mass” and Joseph Martin’s “The Awakening” at Lincoln Center on April 18 with world-renowned soloists and a full orchestra under the direction of Missouri native Dr. Rick Weymuth. The choir had 225 voices. MICDS students participated in 8 hours of rehearsal in New York City, plus one hour-long rehearsal at Lincoln Center with the orchestra. The Chamber Choir was invited to participate in the Lincoln Center concert by Distinguished Concerts International in New York City (DCINY) in recognition of its quality and high level of musicianship. Another highlight of the trip was a live performance on NBC’s Today show on April 19. Click here to view their performance.

In addition to their performance at Lincoln Center, highlights of the Chamber Choir’s New York trip included:

  • Attending “Catch Me If You Can” at the Neil Simon Theatre.
  • Stopping traffic in Times Square with an impromptu performance of “Dynamite.” Many tourists and locals stopped to listen, video and take photographs.
  • Attending Palm Sunday worship at the historic St. Patrick’s Cathedral
  • Visited Ground Zero and St. Paul’s Chapel
  • Several students ran into Jerry Seinfeld at the Broadway Diner

Students were accompanied to New York by Choir Director Dana Self, Upper School Head Louise Morgan and faculty members K.B. Mehl and Jason Roberts. The Alumni and Development Office hosted a reception for MICDS parents and alumni prior to the Lincoln Center concert on April 18.