Distinguished Concerts International New York City (DCINY) recently announced that Music Director, Jane Bryant and the Candover Valley Choir have been invited to participate in the joint US Premiere performance of Patrick Hawes’, The Great War Symphony, on the DCINY Concert Series in New York.

This performance is planned to take place on Sunday 11 November 2018 – Armistice Day – in Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall under the baton of Composer/Conductor Patrick Hawes. The Choir will join with other choristers from around the world to form the Distinguished Concerts Singers International, a choir of distinction.

Dr. Jonathan Griffith, Artistic Director for DCINY states: “The Candover Valley Choir received this invitation because of the quality and high level of musicianship demonstrated by the singers as well as the high quality of their audition recording. It is quite an honour just to be invited to perform in New York. These wonderful musicians not only represent a high quality of music and education, but they also become ambassadors for the entire community.”

Six members of the Candover Valley Choir have decided to take up the invitation and will spend 5 days in New York City. Jane will be joined by Sue Marriott, Barbara Wells, Chris Dyne, Philippa Pellereau, and Ali Grafton, and will be travelling to New York to sing in the first USA performance of this major new Commission to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the ending of WW1. Jane Bryant says, “We will be undertaking some preparation before we leave, but once in New York, we will spend approximately 9 -10 hours in rehearsals over the 5-day residency . We are extremely excited by this amazing, lifetime opportunity to sing a major new work in Carnegie Hall on Armistice Day. We also hope to fit in some sight-seeing as well as attend a show on Broadway!”

We are always interested to hear from potential new singers.

Jane Bryant (Music Director)