MCHS choir may play Carnegie Hall

If students can raise funds, the show will go on

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By JOSH NICHOLS
Daily Press writer
Carnegie Hall in New York City has hosted some of the world's greatest orchestras, ensembles, conductors and soloists for more than a century.
Soon, a group of Moffat County students might be added to the list of amazing performers who have graced the famous hall's stage.
The Moffat County High School choir, along with approximately six other choirs, has been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall on Nov. 17, 2002.
The invitation came last Thursday.
Ray Zentz, the choir instructor at MCHS, said the invitation was received courtesy of Dr. Steve Grieves of Mesa State College, who will direct the performance.
The invitation is recognizing a good music program, Zentz said.
"The former director did some good things to build up the program to where it is now," Zentz said.
Every student in choir this year, or who will be in choir next year, will be given the opportunity to go to New York, Zentz said.
"It's going to be people willing to commit over the summer, and all rehearsals will be held after school, not during class," Zentz said.
Zentz plans on meeting with interested students sometime next week.
"Cost is going to be a factor," he said. "It will be about $1,500 per student."
Students who want to go will likely be asking the community for assistance through fund-raising, he said.
Zentz said he will turn down the invitation if there is not enough interest from students, but said they are getting a rare and unique opportunity.
"Chances to perform at Carnegie Hall don't come along often," he said.

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