Dennis Malfatti and Choral Students Perform at Carnegie Hall
Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2016
On June 5, Dennis Malfatti, associate professor of music and director of choral activities at the University of Evansville, conducted a concert at the historic Carnegie Hall in New York City, along with students from UE’s choral program.
The concert featured The New England Symphonic Ensemble (an east-coast based professional orchestra), and a chorus of over 120 voices in a program of choral-orchestral works by Mozart and Haydn. The chorus was made up of singers from several different choirs from Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
Thirty students from the UE choral program made up the core of the 120 voices. The 30 singers from UE, representing the UE University Choir, the UE Mixed Choir, and the UE Women’s Chorus, began rehearsing in March for this rare opportunity
All the participating choirs, each of which learned the music for the program with their own directors, met in New York City two days prior to the concert for two combined rehearsals as well as a rehearsal with the orchestra all led by Malfatti.
Carnegie Hall is the most famous concert hall in the United States and one of the most famous halls in the world. Nearly every major classical music artist of repute from the last 100 plus years has performed there.
This recent performance was the second time Malfatti and students from the UE choral program have been invited to perform on the storied stage of Carnegie Hall, having performed a similar concert in 2011.