Letter for Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Kauai Chorale invitation a great honor

w Editor’s note: The following letter is published here at the request of Kauai Chorale.

Mrs. Lois Ricciardi, Music Director

Kauai Chorale

3-1901 Kaumualii Hwy Lihue, HI 96766

Dear Lois,

In recognition of your dedication to musical excellence and the high quality of your audition recording it is with great pleasure that I extend an invitation to you and the Kauai Chorale to participate in a performance of Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” on the DCINY Concert Series in New York City. This performance is planned to take place on Monday, May 28, 2018 – Memorial Day – at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts’ David Geffen Hall. Congratulations to you and your singers on this wonderful achievement and recognition!

A limited number of ensembles have been selected for this truly special invitation. Your musicians will join with other outstanding choristers from around the world to form the Distinguished Concerts Singers International, a choir of distinction. DCINY, a professional production company with experience presenting at venues including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, provides participants a quality experience of the highest caliber with professional musicians and soloists. The residency includes two half-days of rehearsals and clinics, culminating in a performance accompanied by Distinguished Concerts Orchestra, with myself on the podium.

I am excited about the prospect of including you and your singers in pursuit of a glorious and memorable concert. It is only fitting that you are given this unique opportunity to perform in one of the world’s greatest concert halls, which itself represents excellence and musical achievement.

I look forward to your call, whether it is to accept or decline this invitation and to working closely with you in the creation of a most rewarding performance for your singers.

With kind regards,

Jonathan Griffith, DMA

Artistic director and principal conductor

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