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2017 Distinguished Concerts International New York: The Suite Sounds of Christmas
November 19, 2017
Mark Hayes, Composer/Conductor
Mark Hayes: International Carol Suites (NEW YORK PREMIERE)
This work features 5 suites or movements. Each suite contains Christmas carols from a different part of the world, including Eastern Europe, Western Europe, the British Isles, South and Central America and North America. It was recently premiered by the commissioning choir in South Carolina: First Presbyterian Church of Hilton Head Island.
Local Choir Eagle Song Soaring at Carnegie Hall
June 29, 2017
"Nampa-based community choir Eagle Song will soon be soaring at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Sunday, November 19, 2017, thanks to an invitation from conductor and composer Mark Hayes, who asked them to perform the premiere of his complex “International Carol Suite,” a collection of traditional Christmas carols in more than 20 languages. The group is joining with other choristers, forming the Distinguished Concerts International New York City (DCINY) to perform on Sunday, November 19, 2017."
Local singers get their moment on Idaho Shakespeare Festival stage
June 30, 2017
"About 30 volunteer singers from the Treasure Valley learned the intricate score. They rehearsed as a group several times and practiced on their own as well over the past three weeks, and then put it all together with the cast and chorus during last week’s technical rehearsals".
Eagle Song invited to perform at the New York premiere of the "International Carol Suite" at Carnegie Hall
June 16, 2017
"NAMPA — Eagle Song, a small Nampa choir, will perform Nov. 19 at Carnegie Hall.
The musicians will join other choristers to form the Distinguished Concerts Singers International concert series in New York City."