Chorus Partakes in a Thanksgiving Music Tradition

Noah Levy ‘13
EE Managing Editor

Every year on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) puts on a performance of George Fredric Handel’s 1741 Oratorio, “Messiah,” a grand, epic composition about the life of Christ.

The tradition continued this year, with a show entitled “Messiah… Refreshed!”, conducted by Dr. Jonathan Griffith. The performance took place Sunday November 25th at Avery Fisher Hall in New York City. The Trumbull High School Choir, who have previously performed in esteemed venues as Carnegie Hall and Notre Dame Cathedral, added the Hall to their resume that weekend as part of the Chorus section of Handel’s masterwork.

The THS Chorus was among six other choral groups that made up the Chorus section of the show. These groups hailed from places such as Washington, Montana, North Carolina, and even as far away as Hawaii.

The performance also included a full orchestra, and four soloists, one for each voice part. For many THS students, the opportunity to sing at a venue like this was intimidating but ultimately rewarding.

Senior Ryan McEniry said about the performance: “It was a great experience to be surrounded by talented singers from around the nation.”

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