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Children of Peace

  • Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall 881 7th Avenue New York, NY, 10019 United States (map)

Don’t miss an evening of choral music featuring the National Children’s Festival Chorus and the National Festival Chorus at world-renowned Carnegie Hall!

Join Maestro Henry Leck as he leads the the National Children’s Festival Chorus in a wonderful selection of choral anthems, including "Vivaldi’s “Tecum Principium” from Dixit Dominus, DiOrio’s “Life Has Loveliness to Sell”, Juneau’s “I Believe in the Sun”, and more.

An internationally recognized choral director, Henry Leck is Professor Emeritus of Choral Music at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is also an Honorary Associate Professor at the Hong Kong institute of Teacher Education in Hong Kong. In 1986 he became founder and artistic director of the Indianapolis Children’s Choir, one of the largest and most respected children’s choir programs in the world. Mr. Leck recently arranged and conducted the national anthem for Kelly Clarkson and the Indianapolis Children’s Choir at the Super Bowl XLVI, and has conducted many international festivals including the Musica Mundi Tuscany Children’s Choir Festival in Italy, the Central European International Children’s Choral Festival, the International Children’s Choir Festival in Beijing, China, the Vienna Children’s & Boys Choir Festival with the Vienna Sangerknaben, and the KI Concert Spain Festival.

The concert will also feature the National Festival Chorus in a performance of Copland’s “Zion’s Walls”, Handel’s “And the Glory of the Lord” from Messiah, Dilworth’s “I Sing Because I’m Happy”, and more, led by esteemed conductors Daniel Bara and Deanna Joseph.

Deanna Joseph is an active guest conductor and clinician and has conducted all-state and honor choirs in more than eleven states. Dr. Joseph is the Director of Choral Activities at the Georgia State University School of Music. Daniel Bara is the Director of Choral Activities at the University of Georgia, where he oversees seven university choral ensembles as well as the graduate conducting program. Both highly sought after conductors bring a wealth of choral expertise to this fantastic choral concert.

The concert will also feature a performance from Columbia University Wind Ensemble, led by Jason Noble, performing Brent A. Morden’s “Fell Swoop” (World Premiere), Julie Giroux’s “Always” (US Premiere), Catherine Likhuta’s “Home Away From Home” (World Premiere), and Omar Thomas’ “Of Our New Day Begun”.