How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice…and sing in the VCU Commonwealth Singers! Led by Dr. Erin Freeman, the Commonwealth Singers successfully made their debut at Carnegie Hall this February with Distinguished Concerts International New York for “The Glory of Freedom: A Concert to Honor Our Veterans.”
VCU Commonwealth Singers performed Francis Poulenc’s choral work, Gloria, at Carnegie Hall in New York on Sunday, February 19. They were joined by singers from the Richmond Symphony Chorus, the Virginia Symphony Chorus, Atlanta’s Collegium Vocale, and choirs from Florida, Massachusetts and Wales. The combined chorus is known as the Distinguished Concerts Singers International. They performed alongside the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra.
The performance at Carnegie Hall was the final stop on a “mini tour” that included performances at Mountain View High School in Stafford, Va., Baltimore School for the Arts in Baltimore, Md. and Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City.