On Sunday night at Carnegie Hall in New York City, Bakersfield College Chamber Singers from Bakersfield, CA joined Grammy Award-winning conductor Eric Whitacre for a spectacular evening of Whitacre’s music at Carnegie Hall, under the auspices of Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY).
One of the most popular and widely-performed composers of our time, Whitacre conducted the Bakersfield College Chamber Singers in a series of his acclaimed works, ranging from the whimsical to the evocative. A highlight of the evening was the world premiere of new arrangements of “After Great Pain” and “Chelsea Carol,” specially commissioned by DCINY for the occasion.
Bakersfield College Chamber Singers, as part of a 200 voice chorus of singers from 15 states as well as the UK, Australia, Sweden and Japan, made a remarkable contribution to what was a thrilling evening, resulting in a warm ovation from the full audience in the hall, one of New York’s great cultural landmarks.
Co-Founder and General Director of the concert series Iris Derke said: “We at DCINY would like to congratulate everyone in Bakersfield College Chamber Singers on their achievement and we look forward to future DCINY Concert Series collaborations.”
Congratulations to our students. What an achievement!
Carnegie Hall and Bakersfield College’s Chamber Singers