by Karen Lutgen, Upper School Choir Director
During CFE week, 11 members of the Minnehaha Academy Singers travelled to New York City to participate in the National Festival Chorus with choirs from other schools across the country. We prepared the music ahead of the trip then rehearsed for a total of 10 hours with the other choirs, culminating in a concert at Carnegie Hall on Monday, March 18.
It was an unforgettable musical experience creating beautiful sounds and connections with new singers, developing musical skill, and performing in an iconic space.
Students' Journal Excerpts
Students journaled about the experience, and had this to say about this once-in-a-lifetime experience:
"I'll never forget the experience. It meant more to me than I can ever say. Singing on that stage with all those people who love to sing, in such a peaceful state of mind was amazing. Tears were shed due to how truly happy I was and I will never forget." -Allison, junior
"The whole time I just kept thinking that it wasn't real and that I was in a separate state of being. The feeling of the lights on you and just knowing how crazy big it was makes you feel small and reminds you that hundreds to thousands to tens-of-thousands have sung on that stage. There is a legacy that is inexplicable and now I am a part of it. I am very excited, honored, and grateful for the experience." -Evelyn, junior
"This was a once in a lifetime opportunity that I got to experience with many of my friends which I think is so special." - Kate, junior
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