Patrick Henry High's Bel Cantos Ensemble recently performed with the National Youth Honor Choir at Carnegie Hall in New York City, joining eight other schools from around North America.
Patrick Henry Choir Director
Carol Fleming said the students were conducted by Dr. Lynne Gackle,
Associate Professor of Ensembles and Associate Director of Choral
Activities at Baylor University. The concert featured a variety of
music, including the full Mozart "Te Deum" with string quartet.
Henry Patriots had the experience of working with a diverse group of
student musicians to create beautiful music and to put the final
artistic touches on each song," said Fleming. "It was truly a group
The Bel Cantos competed in a Field Studies International
program to reach Carnegie Hall, with the choir submitting a CD for
The Bel Cantos have 32 members in grades
9-12. The March 18 performance is the third time this Patrick Henry advanced choir has performed at Carnegie Hall.
While in New York, the
students also visited the Metropolitan Museum, Ellis Island, 9/11
Memorial and saw "How to Succeed in Business" and "Newsies" on Broadway.
For more information on the choir, contact Fleming at firstname.lastname@example.org.