News and Notices
The Covington Catholic High School Chamber Choir stepped into a recording studio in May under stressful circumstances.
At a time when many were preparing for final exams and graduation, they began recording an album to memorialize their friend, Maria Schaffstein, the 17-year-old Notre Dame Academy student killed in a car crash in April.
Within weeks, they completed “To Where You Are,” an album of 12 songs, including the songs played at Schaffstein’s funeral and covers from artists such as Josh Groban and Billy Joel.
This fall, Boston area choirs can compete for a chance to sing at the Citi Performing Arts CenterSM Wang Theatre, prior to a performance of America’s favorite holiday show, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, starring the world famous Radio City Rockettes, through the Community Choir Competition.
Beginning September 10, videos of the participating choirs can be uploaded online at the Citi Performing Arts Center website (citicenter.org), where fans can vote for their favorites through October 10. Then, five finalist choirs will duke it out in an acapella sing-off for a panel of judges at the Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre on Monday, October 18. The grand prize winner will perform onstage at the Citi Performing Arts Wang Theatre on Friday, December 3, prior to the opening night performance of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Runner up choirs will have the opportunity to perform on alternate dates during the engagement, which runs through December 29. All choirs competing will receive special ticket benefits.
Their performance of Claudio Monteverdi’s “Vespers of the Blessed Virgin,” was at No. 3 on the iTuneschart Tuesday and the album was recently featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered.”