NYC Countdown

The Choir had an excellent rehearsal on Wednesday evening; our second-to-last before our journey into Manhattan for Trinity Church Wall Street’s commemoration of the September 11th tragedy.  Trinity Church’s connection to 9/11 runs very deep, not only for its proximity to Ground Zero, but also in the evolving role it played after the tragedy.  There is an article in this morning’s New York Times that details that role, and also provides a bit of information about the week of activities offered in remembrance, including our presence on the 9th.  The Express Times published an article yesterday about our preparations for the concerts, for which Greg Funfgeld and I gave interviews.  Bridget George, our fabulous Executive Director spoke this morning on WDIY, and we recently learned that National NPR will be recording the concluding concert on the 9th for rebroadcast. It appears that our friends at WVIA to the north is planning on broadcasting that concert, though the date and time hasn’t been set yet.  Our friends at WWFM, in New Jersey will be carrying our noon and 5 pm concerts live.  All of these stations have online streaming, so even if you’re out of their broadcast range, you may certainly listen on your computer.  A bevy of articles in the local and regional press are in the works, and as they become available for reading online, I’ll post links here.

I have my work cut out for me in the coming weeks – I still want to introduce our readers to the Bachhaus, our wonderful new home up the lane on Heckewelder Place, to comment on the new season, and to highlight some of the music on the program at our first Bach at Noon, on September 13th.  If you’ve not already, do look at what’s on offer on the performance calendar page of the Choir’s site.  It’s an almost dizzying array of wonderful music.  Please stay tuned!

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