A couple of weeks ago our church office received an email from an event coordinator who works for Carnegie Hall. She had been searching out bell choirs online, found ours, and asked if we would be interested in playing at The Great Christmas Ring next year. We would perform with about 250 other ringers in early December at Carnegie Hall after several days of rehearsals with an eminent bell choir conductor and composer. They will provide the bells and equipment, and we just pay for everything else.
Six of us have expressed interest, and will submit our applications this week. Participation is on a first come-first serve basis, so we hope we get in. I think it will be pretty exciting. It will not be the first time I played Carnegie Hall, however.
When I was 18 I auditioned for and played in a concert band comprised of high school students from all over the US. We played a concert in Carnegie Hall prior to a European tour. It was quite an experience. I didn’t really appreciate my surrounding s when I was 18, so if we get to play bells in New York next December I will pay much closer attention.
If you could perform anything, anywhere, even in the past, where would you perform and with whom would you perform? What famous concerts do you wish you could have attended?