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Last night, while their peers knocked back beers at Havana Central, the members of the Barnard-Columbia Chorus took the stage at Carnegie Hall and sung Bach’s celebrated Mass in B Minor in a benefit concert for Doctors Without Borders in Haiti.
The chorus sang to a mostly full auditorium made up of families and only a small number of students. Once the choristers took the stage (along with their partner choir, L’Ensemble Médical) they were welcomed with a full applause.
Sophie Delaunay, executive director of Doctors Without Borders, kicked off the show by thanking the conductor, Gundi Gabrielle, and both choirs for participating in the concert. Delaunay also praised the audience for its support of those struggling in Haiti. She also informed us that over 20,000 of her colleagues were delivering medical assistance to people in need as she spoke. More »
Legendary musicians Judy Garland, Shirley Bassey, and Stevie Ray Vaughan have all given memorable performances at Carnegie Hall, and tomorrow night, the Barnard-Columbia Chorus will have their turn. The choristers will sing Bach’s B-Minor Mass—a two to two-and-a-half hour piece—at the prestigious music venue at 8:00 pm to benefit the people of Haiti.
The chorus has sung in other venues before—like our local Riverside Church—but never at Carnegie Hall, which boasts a main hall with over 2,500 seats on five different levels. For this concert, the chorus self-selected 40 singers from their usual 65 members because they are teaming up with another choir, “L’Ensemble Médical” from Munich, Germany, a chorus composed entirely of doctors in the spirit of the concert’s beneficiary: Doctors Without Borders. More »