as part of an international chorus of nearly 300 members.
On January 18th, Carol Norris, MCB Research Assistant Professor, performed at Carnegie Hall. The chorus included singers from England, Ireland, France, Germany, and Canada as well as the United States, and was organized by Distinguished Concerts International of New York. The chorus performed “The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace“ as part of a program of works by Welsh composer Sir Karl Jenkins. “The Armed Man” was commissioned by the Royal Armouries Museum (UK) to celebrate the millennium, and is dedicated to victims of the Kosovo crisis. The performance featured a professional symphonic orchestra, soloists, and an accompanying film in addition to the chorus. Singers were responsible for learning the music before arriving in New York, and worked with Jonathan Griffith, musical director and principal conductor of DCINY, over several days of rehearsal to prepare for the concert. Both performers and audience found the music exciting and moving. It was especially exciting to have Sir Karl Jenkins in residence throughout the weekend. He gave autographs and posed for pictures with the singers during one of the rehearsals, and was interviewed by Dr. Griffith on stage just prior to the performance.