PHS Choir New York trip 2019

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PHS Choir performs at Carnegie Hall

Posted April 8, 2019

The Plymouth High School Choir recently performed at the famed Carnegie Hall in New York City as part of the WorldStrides National Youth Choir.

PHS received a first at the New York City Choral Festival in 2015 and was invited to sing with the National Youth Choir due to its high score at the 2017 Festival of Gold in Nashville. Ninety-six students, PHS Choir Director Amanda Smith, and 13 additional chaperones traveled to New York from March 28 to April 1.

The choir worked with Carnegie choral conductor Edith Copley, with a rehearsal on their first full day in New York and six hours of rehearsal the next day. PHS students then performed six concert pieces with 388 students from 10 schools from around the United States on March 31 in the Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall.

During the whirlwind trip, the group toured an NBC studio, explored Times Square, and saw the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the 9/11 Memorial. They also had orchestra seats to the show “Anastasia” and met some of the stars afterward at the stage door.

Learn more:
• Read about additional field trips this winter.
• Explore The Arts section of our award-winning District Report Card to learn more about the extensive and varied performance opportunities available to our students.