Liberty Choir performs on Carnegie Hall’s renowned stage
Choir members at Liberty Middle School obviously know the answer: “Practice, practice, practice.”
Practice, in countless hours, led Liberty Choir to the extraordinary opportunity to perform at the legendary Carnegie Hall in New York City. Liberty’s performance was associated with the prestigious Honors Performance Series.
Choir conductor Alicia Moreno Mulloy, nicknamed “Mrs. M&M” by students, nominated her students. They booked an audition, which opened their selection “to showcase their musical prowess in the heart of New York City,” Mulloy said.
Mulloy is a National Board Certified Teacher or NBCT and serves as Director of Choral Music at Liberty.
Carnegie Hall is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie built the structure, known as one of the most prestigious venues in the world for both classical music and popular music. Carnegie Hall has its own artistic programming, development and marketing departments and presents about 250 performances each season. (Wikipedia.org)
Eight Liberty Choir members took center stage at Carnegie Hall, “captivating the audience with their mesmerizing voices and captivating harmonies” on June 17, Mulloy said. The concert, featuring talented young musicians from across the country, was a celebration of musical excellence and a testament to the dedication and hard work of these gifted performers.
Liberty choir members who were chosen by the Honors Performance Series to perform were Mavanea Baker, Arianna Fowler, Annabelle Gagliano, Alayana Gray, Tejas Iyer, Ja’Zya Poe, Chloe Propes and Ana Sullivan.
The Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall provides young musicians with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform in one of the most prestigious concert halls in the world. The series serves as a platform to recognize exceptional talent and reward the dedication and passion these students exhibit for their craft, Mulloy said.
‘Mrs. M&M’ expressed her pride and admiration for the choir members. “I am incredibly proud of each and every one of these talented students,” Mulloy said. “They have worked tirelessly to hone their skills, and their performance at Carnegie Hall was nothing short of exceptional. It was a true honor to witness their growth and provide them the opportunity to shine on such a renowned stage.”
The Liberty Middle School Choir’s achievement is a testament to the school’s commitment to providing its students with exceptional music education opportunities. The choir’s performance not only highlights the dedication and talent of the choir members but also demonstrates the invaluable role that music plays in shaping young minds and fostering creativity, Mulloy said.
“As the curtains closed on their performance at Carnegie Hall, the Liberty Middle School Choir members left an indelible mark on the audience, cementing their place among the talented performers who have graced this iconic venue,” Mulloy said. “Their journey will undoubtedly serve as an inspiration for future generations of musicians, reaffirming the power of music to unite, uplift and inspire.”