“Mountain Melody is going to Carnegie Hall in 2019—an amazing opportunity to sing on the iconic stage with a 200 member women’s chorus and orchestra!”
I received a phone call from a representative from Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) informing me that she had heard us on line and was quite impressed with us. She was calling to invite Mountain Melody to participate in a performance of Magnificat- Music for Women’s Voices at Carnegie Hall in the spring 2019. We will be part of an international women’s chorus. I brought this idea to Mountain Melody and we accepted. So, my contact sent our online performance to the audition committee and we were given a formal invitation to participate in this international concert.
Dr. Jonathan Griffith, the artistic director and principal conductor of DCINY wrote a letter of acceptance to me and this some of what he said about Mountain Melody: “in recognition of your dedication to musical excellence, due to the high quality of your audition recording it is with great pleasure that I extend an invitation to you and Mountain Melody…”
In the press release (which we will use in the future as time draws near) Dr. Griffith states ” Mountain Melody was invited because of the quality and high level of musicianship demonstrated by the singers…not only do these musicians represent high quality of music and education but they also become ambassadors for the entire community. This is an event of extreme pride for everybody and deserving of the community’s recognition and support.”
Needless to say, Mountain Melody is excited to be invited, especially when this was literally dropped in our laps out of the blue. We look forward to representing Calaveras County to the rest of the world!
“Julie Shelby Artistic Director”
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