FORT MY­ERS CHOIR VIS­ITS THE BIG AP­PLE

RSWLiving - - Work - —Klau­dia Balogh

The Fort My­ers High School Green­wave Singers will be vis­it­ing the Big Ap­ple’s Carnegie Hall. Di­rec­tor Matthew Koller’s choir will per­form The Mu­sic of Paul Mealor, fea­tur­ing the New York pre­miere of “Sta­bat Mater” and an in­tro­duc­tion of the Dis­tin­guished Con­certs In­ter­na­tional New York City se­ries. The per­for­mance is Feb. 15 at the Isaac Stern Au­di­to­rium.

Koller’s stu­dent per­form­ers are elated at the in­vi­ta­tion. “They were scream­ing with ex­cite­ment and many were cry­ing, they were so thrilled,” he says of the ini­tial re­ac­tion.

Grammy-nom­i­nated con­duc­tor Dr. James Jor­dan will be the clin­i­cian for the res­i­dency as well as the con­duc­tor for the per­for­mance, while Welsh­man Paul Mealor, one of the world’s most pro­lific com­posers, will be the com­poser-in-res­i­dence. The choir re­hearses each class pe­riod from bell to bell. The group an­nu­ally com­mis­sions com­posers; mem­bers have per­formed sev­eral world pre­mieres—but this time it’s dif­fer­ent, Koller says. “This will be a once-in-a-life­time op­por­tu­nity for many of these stu­dents.”

GREEN­WAVE SINGERS

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