Northgate High chorus students and Coweta’s Masterworks Chorale invited to “Sing for the Cure” this spring

Coweta’s Masterworks Chorale and Members of the Northgate High School Chorus have been invited to perform the music of Sing for the Cure, a breast cancer awareness benefit concert held on May 6, 2012, in Atlanta.

The Northgate students and Masterworks – who joined several national choral groups this summer to perform at the Lincoln Center in New York – were invited by nationally-known conductor Timothy Seelig to perform at the spring concert.

“We will perform in conjunction with approximately 200 other singers from all over the country in the Atlanta debut of this work,” said Northgate High School Choral Director Rachel Gordon. Dr. Timothy Seelig, a well-respected choral clinician and conductor, personally invited Masterworks and Northgate to be part of the production, which involves the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as well.

“At this time we are the only student group invited,” said Gordon. “We look forward to being a part of such a wonderful performance. It will present us with both musical and emotional challenges, but also a wonderful sense of pride, community and service.”

In June, fifteen members of the Northgate Choral program travelled to New York City’s Lincoln Center with Masterworks Chorale to perform “Song of Wisdom of Old Turtle” by Joseph Martin. They joined with groups from Michigan, Washington, Texas, North Carolina, California and Alaska to perform a composition by Douglas Wood as part of the Distinguished Concerts International New York concert series.

“We represented one of only two high school groups invited,’ said Gordon. “All of the other members were from adult choirs. We also had the privilege of meeting the author of the book who served as narrator for the event, as well as the composer of the piece who joined us on stage and at a reception following the concert.”

During the Lincoln Center Concert, Gordon was invited to perform a solo, as were Northgate graduate Glenn Bailey and L.C. Lane from Masterworks Chorale. Of a total of five total soloists chosen at the performance 9from among 150 vocalists), three were from Coweta County.

The Northgate students who attended included Miranda Doyle, Kelsey Armstrong, Andrea Jackson, Micaela Lyons, Jessi Westbrook, Rachel Adornato, Killian Grina, Suzy Jones, Carleigh Myatt, Glenn Bailey, Ashleigh Bailey, Krysten Johnson, Brittany Murray, Keva Kreeger and Forrest Skelton. The students and the adult members of Coweta’s Masterworks also toured the Empire State building, visited the “Top of the Rock” (Rockefeller Center), explored St. Patrick’s cathedral, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Museum of Natural History. They also found time to take in two Broadway shows - “Mary Poppins” and “Catch Me if You Can!”
Northgate’s Chorus members and Masterworks members are looking forward to re-uniting to perform at the Spring “Sing for the Cure” concert, which benefits breast cancer research.

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Coweta’s Masterworks Chorale and Members of the Northgate High School Chorus – who performed together onstage at the Lincoln Center this summer under conductor Timothy Seeling – will be reuniting to perform the music of Sing for the Cure, a breast cancer awareness benefit concert in Atlanta on May 6 of next year. Among the 15 Northgate students who performed in New York City this summer were, left to right, front row, Rachel Gordon (Northgate choral director), Rachel Adornato, Brittany Murray, Kelsey Armstrong, Andrea Jackson, Ashleigh Bailey, Glenn Bailey; middle row: Forrest Skelton, Suzy Jones, Killian Grina, Carleigh Myatt, Micaela Lyons; back row, Krysten Johnson (c/o 2011), Keva Kreeger, Jessi Westbrook, Miranda Doyle

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