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Seven Hills Chorus Going to Carnegie Hall

The students in the Upper School Choruses will be given the opportunity to travel to New York City to join with Cincinnati’s Young Professional Choir Collective (YPCC) and students from around the country to premiere a work called Prism at Carnegie Hall on May 25, 2019. Under the direction of Eva Floyd, associate professor of Choral Music Education at the University of Cincinnati, and Kelly Ann Nelson, artistic director for the Young Professional Choir Collective (YPCC), the performance will include Morten Lauridsen’s “Lux Astern” along with the New York premiere of “PRISM,” a work written for the Young Professional Choir Collective by William Menefield, a 37-year-old composer and Cincinnati native. Fine and performing arts department chair Tina Kuhlman said the piece will be six to eight minutes long and will be an accessible but meaningful exploration of the prisms through which we view other people in our society. “The YPCC is working closely with the Ohio Innocence Project this year, and this piece will serve as a way to sing with a unified voice that is interested in getting to the heart of who people are, not what they’ve done, and connecting rather than othering,” said Kuhlman. “Both pieces will engage the New England Symphonic Ensemble and will make for a memorable concert experience.”