Each year we bring students from the North Country to the Ithaca College High School Gospel Choir Festival to sing with students from all along the eastern seaboard. This year students from Willsboro, Westport, Saranac, Saranac Lake and Peru will be participating with kids from Boston, Baltimore, New York City and Washington, D.C. in this special 10th Anniversary Festival. These students have the opportunity to be joined by the Ithaca College Orchestra, a traditional gospel band, professional soloists and some of the leading conductors and composers of gospel music in the country.
This is a life changing experience for our students and all who have the opportunity to be in attendance. This year’s performance can be seen in real-time via the college’s webcast service. We extend a heartfelt invitation to all of you. You won’t believe what these “kids” are capable of! Keep your eye on the audience too… you might see a special guest in attendance!
The performance is on Saturday, September 13th at 8:15 p.m.
The concert will also be archived for a period of time on the college website listed above, so if you have other plans for that time period, you can watch it at another time.
And to whet your appetite, here is an HD video of the 2012 performance:
A first rehearsal video clip:
Director’s rehearsal clip:
Very best to all of you and I’d love to know if you had the chance to see the concert. I share all feedback with the kids and it means the world to them!
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