Campanella Concert Choir sings at the "Turn the World Around" Festival at Carnegie Hall
Updated: Aug 2, 2019
On June 7-10 Campanella Children’s Choir traveled to New York City to participate in the 2019 National Children's Festival Chorus at Carnegie Hall!
The excitement of performing on the world-renowned Ronald O. Perelman Stage was unbelievable.
Participants were selected through a very competitive formal application process and invited to experience this opportunity of a lifetime! The great Carnegie Hall represents an elite level of achievement in music.
2019 National Children's Festival Chorus at Carnegie Hall was arranged by Manhattan Concert Productions and brought several choirs from across the country for their “Turn the World Around” program with the goal of singing as a whole and spreading messages of hope, unity and positivity through music. The “Turn the World Around” was a festival that brought these choirs together, showing that despite the differences, they could still all work together to make something beautiful.
Campanella participants had extensive group rehearsals with outstanding, internationally known conductors; learned to collaborate with other selected choirs and then performed at the Carnegie Hall. This performance showcased the visiting ensembles' work on a national stage and in the professionally printed Playbill. Singers’ happy mood and energy were absolutely contagious!
Marianna Kosaya, Campanella Children’s Choir Director:
Coming back to perform at Carnegie Hall with a new team of young singers has been absolutely phenomenal!
Listening to children sing at joint rehearsals, I experienced extraordinary inspiration.
My excitement was connected to the feeling that what was happening in the rehearsal room went far beyond singing. The work performed by the singers, choir directors and MCP conductors was of utmost importance: today’s kids and our future leaders were learning the value of listening and relying on each other while striving to make our world a little kinder.
Children from different places, racial and ethnic backgrounds, traditions, and cultures who have never seen each other before, opened their hearts to beautiful music, gave up parts of themselves, and gave their voices to the general sound flow.
The magic transferred itself to the concert. The inspirational light voices of young singers touched Carnegie Hall audience hearts and charged them with light and joy.
Almost a month later, here, at Campanella, we are continuing on our journey to “Turn the world around” one heart at a time..."