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Bradley choir to perform March 24 in New York City's Carnegie Hall


The Hilliard Bradley High School Symphonic Choir is scheduled to perform with other vocalists and musicians Sunday, March 24, at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Presented by Distinguished Concerts International New York, the concert will feature Grammy Award-winning conductor and composer Eric Whitacre, a frequent collaborator with the presenting foundation, conducting performers from 15 states, Australia, Japan, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Among them will be 47 of the 65 members of the Bradley choir.

Distinguished Concerts International New York invited the Bradley choir to perform the concert based on a prior performance four years ago at the venue, said Kelsey Burkett, assistant director of choirs at Bradley High School.

"We've been rehearsing since December and it's great to see our students rise to the occasion of performing such challenging music," Burkett said.

Burkett and director Lora Moore will accompany the students on the trip to New York City March 21-25, during which students also will attend a pair of Broadway shows.