The Ashtabula Choral Music Society (ACCMS) has been selected to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
The performance will be April 22, 2024, as part of a combined choir celebrating the work of Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo.
Paul Shellhammer, Artistic Director of ACCMS, submitted an audition video of the chorus performing Gjeilo’s “Dark and Luminous Night” at its March concert.
After review by concert organizer DCNYC, the ACCMS was invited to participate.
With the commitment will come numerous fund-raising events by the Ashtabula County Choral Music Society board over the coming months to offset travel and lodging costs.
Choir members will travel to New York City ahead of the concert for two rehearsals of the combined choir and orchestra, which are viewed by Mr. Shellhammer as rich
opportunities to learn new choral skills and network with musicians from across the country.
“It’s an opportunity of a lifetime,” said one ACCMS member.
The non-profit Ashtabula County Choral Music Society has been performing significant choral works for over 30 years.
Visit ashcochoralmusicsociety.org for more information.
Contact: Dawn Grimm, president 440-813-0396