Want to know how to get to Carnegie Hall? Ask the students in the Glen Cove High School Select Chorale. The 50-member group performed at the famed venue on Saturday.
Now, for its final performance of the year (for seniors, the final performance of their high school careers), they’ll be singing the national anthem Tuesday at Citi Field before the Mets vs. Padres game.
Nomi Rosen, the Glen Cove School District's fine arts coordinator, said this will be the third time the choir will be singing in Flushing. In 2006 and 2008, the choir performed at Shea Stadium.
The select chorale gets its name because students have to audition for the program and because it mixes in spiritual selections with contemporary and popular music, Rosen said.
Rosen credits the chorale’s success to director Ed Norris, who she says sets “extreme standards” for his students.
And the students get it.
“They know what it’s like to be ambassadors to the world, not only as musicians” but in their everyday lives.
The Glen Cove High School Select Chorale performs at Shea Stadium in 2008.