Welcome to the 2017 NYC Carnegie Hall Stage Choir!
We are honored to have you joining us on-stage at Carnegie Hall and this promises to be an experience none of us will ever forget. We'll use this webpage to keep you updated on the concert music and other information you'll need for NYC. Watch this space and your email inbox for updates along the way. We hope these resources will help you to learn the notes and get a good sense of the style of the song. Our goal is to have the concert memorized so there are no folders. If you have any questions about the choir, please click here to email us.
Our Conductor, Benjamin Klemme
Dedicated to engaging audiences and performers of all ages with the transforming power of orchestral music, Benjamin Klemme leads an active career as a conductor and educator. As Associate Conductor of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra, he conducts pops and family concerts, serves as cover conductor for all subscription programs, and designs educational initiatives to inspire listeners and performers of all ages. He also conducts the Youth Symphony and Youth Philharmonic Orchestras as Music Director of the Quad City Symphony Youth Ensembles. In addition to his work in the Quad Cities, Klemme is the Orchestra Conductor at Augsburg College (Minneapolis) and serves the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies as Concert Orchestra Conductor. Previously, he has held conducting posts at the National Repertory and Cleveland Pops Orchestras, University of Minnesota, Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association, and MacPhail Center for Music. Klemme earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting from the University of Minnesota, where he was a James Sample Conducting Fellow, led the Campus Orchestra program, and served as Assistant Conductor of the University Opera Theatre. He holds a Master of Music degree in orchestral conducting from the Cleveland Institute of Music and Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Northern Iowa. His principal conducting teachers include Mark Russell Smith, Carl Topilow, Louis Lane, Rebecca Burkhardt and Ronald Johnson.
We have secured special room rates again at the NYC Sheraton Times Square. The Getty Music rate will be $199 per night, which is $100-200 less than most hotels in the Times Square area! This hotel is a short 3 blocks away from Carnegie Hall and our rehearsal space.
For those interested in having a roommate, please email NYCchoir@gettymusic.com with your name and the nights you're needing a roommate and we'll do our best to match you with someone.
We are wearing all black, but not formal. Ladies, black dresses or pants with a sleeved top. No big, reflective jewelry. Men, black pants and a black shirt. No cologne or perfume.
Concert Ticket Discount
Please use this special promotional code to save 20% on tickets for family & friends attending the concert. Click here to purchase tickets.
Tentative Schedule - Surprises to be announced at a later date!
Dec 19th at Calvary Baptist Church, 123 W 57th St (Across the street from Carnegie Hall)
8:30-9:30 Caroling in NYC (Dress warm!)
Dec 20th - dressed for the concert
1:00-3:00 Rehearsal at Calvary Baptist
3:00-3:30 Transition across the street to Carnegie Hall
3:30-5:15 On-stage for Dress Rehearsal and pictures
5:30-7:00 Dinner provided at Carnegie Hall
7:00-7:20 Line-up to process onto stage
7:30 Show time!