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Choir goes from Alden to Carnegie Hall

A dozen singers from the Alden-Area Ecumenical Choir will be singing at Carnegie Hall for Memorial Day.

The singers will be joining forces with 250 other singers from 10 other choirs from around the country as part of a choral festival taking place over the course of several days. They are performing the New York premiere of “Canticles of Creation” by the eminent and popular British choral composer John Rutter. Rutter will be conducting the singers and the New England Symphonic Ensemble.

Also on the program, performed by other choirs, are Rutter’s Gloria, Te Deum and Requiem. The concert takes place at 8 p.m. Monday in the Isaac Stern Auditorium, the main space of Carnegie Hall. Rutter will be rehearsing extensively with the singers before the concert.

Formed in 2001, the Alden-Area Ecumenical Choir performs frequently for charity. It is directed by Kimberly Walitzer, who also works as deputy director and research scientist at Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions. This is the third performance the singers have been involved with at Carnegie Hall.


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