It’s hard to believe we’re already halfway through our New York City tour! Last night’s performance at Carnegie Hall was magical and we felt so fortunate to have been one of only 15 youth choirs in the entire country to be invited to perform.
This morning, we’re headed to Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue for rehearsal, followed by the singing of the 11am Festal Eucharist. A reminder that today’s service will be available as an audio webcast. The service will be broadcast live on the church’s website and will also be available on-demand for several weeks following the service. Simply CLICK THIS LINK and click the ‘Listen’ button at 11am this morning.
Immediately following the service, we’ll make our way to the American Museum of Natural History, one of the largest and most celebrated museums in the world. The museum collections contain over 32 million specimens of plants, humans, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, meteorites, and human cultural artifacts, of which only a small fraction can be displayed at any given time, and occupies 1.6 million square feet — roughly the size of the Florida Mall back in Orlando. We’ll spend the afternoon exploring this wonderful cultural treasure which is also the featured museum in the film Night at the Museum (2006).
This afternoon, we’ll attend Evensong at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. This cathedral vies with England’s Liverpool Cathedral for the title of the largest cathedral and church in the world. It is also the fourth largest Christian church in the world.
We’ll wrap up the day with dinner at Carmine’s, a family style Italian restaurant. We’ve got a great day ahead!