I’m thrilled to be invited to lead this Veterans Day concert for MCP at the legendary Carnegie Hall. Our gratitude for the sacrifices made on our behalf and for the blessings we enjoy in this magnificent country will be evident through the pieces we sing. Hansen’s poignant Song of Democracy, based on the words of Walt Whitman, will stir our hearts and inspire us for the future. The weekend will be a “life-memory” for all of us, and I hope we will share it together!
— Jerry Blackstone


November 11, 2019

This Veterans Day celebration will include:

  • a Debut choral performance

  • National Festival Chorus performing classic American works, such as “America, the Beautiful” and “Song of Democracy”,
    conducted by Dr. Jerry Blackstone

  • a Debut orchestra or concert band performance

registration information

Manhattan Concert Productions is currently welcoming auditions and registrations from eligible ensembles. Please submit a recording of your ensemble performing in the past 12 months.

To audition for your spot in the National Festival Chorus, you are welcome to submit audition recordings here.

To submit an audition for a Debut performance, click here.

To request more information, click here.