• Mr. Desmond


River Rhapsody and Women's Chorale have been invited to perform at the world reknowned, Carnegie Hall next February! Congratulations! Attached you will see the invitation.

Carnegie Hall, NYC, 2013

Dear Mr. Desmond,

Based on the quality of your 2018 FVA performances and your vocal music program, I would like to extend a formal invitation to you and the Braden River High School River Rhapsody & Women's Chorale to perform on the world famous stage at Carnegie Hall on February 16, 2020. Congratulations!

This exclusive invitation welcomes you and your singers to join a chorus of auditioned ensembles from across the country in rehearsals on February 14 and 15 with a final performance on February 16, 2020 under the direction of a renowned guest conductor. Your students will participate in a collaborative performance that will incorporate innovative and artistic programming, including a world premiere, as part of the National Concert Chorus and National Concert Treble Chorus at Carnegie Hall. It will be as thrilling for the audience as it will for our performers.

The rehearsal itinerary is specifically designed to allow time to enjoy the exciting sights and attractions of New York City. Our residency hotel is a four-star property in midtown Manhattan and within walking distance to Times Square, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and several Broadway Shows.

For your further consideration, I have enclosed information regarding the performance fee and our residency package options. Please feel free to share this announcement with all concerned parties. We understand this will require a team effort and are confident that this collaboration will represent an artistic achievement for you and your students.

I hope you can accept this invitation, Mr. Desmond. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you and your students to New York City in 2020!


Matthew Workman

Executive Director

National Concerts

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