Author Archives: Orlando Deanery Choirs

Our Broadway Best

We wanted to share a few photos from our dinner last night at Ellen’s Stardust Diner. For those unfamiliar with Ellen’s, it is a retro 1950s theme restaurant located on Broadway. The diner is regarded as one of the best … Continue reading

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Rehearsing with Rollo Dilworth

At the end of our day on Friday, we gathered with other participating choirs to rehearse with composer-in-residence Rollo Dilworth. Dilworth is Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities and Music Education at the North Park University School of … Continue reading

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Adjudicated Performance

One of the highlights of our participation in the American Music Performance Nationals for High School & Youth Choirs is an adjudicated performance to evaluate our singing technique, vocal quality and presentation style. Our performance on Friday before a set … Continue reading

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NYC Tour 2014: Day 2 Schedule

Good morning! We’re currently on our chartered motorcoach and headed to the borough of Queens to Queens College where we will be participating in the inaugural American Music Performance Nationals for High School & Youth Choirs. At 10:30am, we will … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Following our tour of Carnegie Hall, we visited the Cathedral of St. Patrick, commonly called St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The Neo-Gothic-style Roman Catholic cathedral church is the seat of the archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, and a … Continue reading

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Touring Carnegie Hall

After our lunch today, we walked to Carnegie Hall for a behind-the-scenes tour of this amazing concert venue in Midtown Manhattan. Carnegie Hall hosts an astounding 170 concerts each year, featuring a remarkable range of performances by many of the world’s … Continue reading

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Our Arrival in the Big Apple

We enjoyed a full and fabulous first day in New York City today! We left the airport  in Newark and journeyed by motorcoach through the Lincoln Tunnel into the city. After storing our luggage at our hotel, we headed out … Continue reading

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We’re Here!

Our flight just touched down safely at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey. As soon as we deplane we will meet our tour director, Debra Cushing, and board a chartered motorcoach for a short trip to our host hotel … Continue reading

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Here We Go!

The Orlando Deanery Boychoir and Orlando Deanery Girls Choir have boarded their flight from Orlando to Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey. Scheduled arrival time is 10:08am.

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It’s Up to You, New York

Start spreadin’ the news, we’re leavin’ today. We want to be a part of it, New York, New York. If we can make it there, we’ll make it ANYWHERE! Good morning, New York. Our tour begins today!

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The Story of Carnegie Hall

The story of Carnegie Hall begins in the middle of the Atlantic. In the spring of 1887, on board a ship traveling from New York to London, newlyweds Andrew Carnegie, the rich industrialist, and Louise Whitfield, daughter of a well-to-do New … Continue reading

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Live from New York, It’s… Us!

We are very excited and pleased to announce that Sunday’s Festal Eucharist at Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, sung by the Orlando Deanery Boychoir and Orlando Deanery Girls Choir, will be available as an audio webcast. The service will be broadcast live … Continue reading

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You’re Only a Day Away!

Our 2014 New York City Tour begins tomorrow! Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love you tomorrow. You’re only a day away!

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La Liberté éclairant le monde

La Liberté éclairant le monde, French for Liberty Enlightening the World, is the formal name of the Statue of Liberty, a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in the middle of New York Harbor. The statue, designed by Frédéric Auguste … Continue reading

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3 Days Away!

THREE DAYS! That’s how much time remains before the start of our long-awaited 2014 New York City Tour. We’ll be performing at Queens College, Carnegie Hall, and historic St. Paul’s Chapel, and we’ll serve as guest choir for Sunday services … Continue reading

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Dress Rehearsal and Tour T-Shirts

This afternoon is a full dress rehearsal for our 2014 New York City Tour. It’s also shirt day… the day each tour participant receives their much-anticipated tour t-shirts. We always let the kids see them first, so we aren’t posting … Continue reading

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One Week!

ONE WEEK! That’s how much time remains before the start of our long-awaited 2014 New York City Tour. We’ll be performing at Queens College, Carnegie Hall and historic St. Paul’s Chapel, and we’ll serve as guest choir for Sunday services … Continue reading

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Broadening Our Choral Experience with Dr. Lynne Gackle

One highlight of this month’s American Music Performance Nationals for High School & Youth Choirs in New York City is our participation in special workshops with well-known clinicians, conductors and composers. Our choristers are very fortunate to have a private workshop … Continue reading

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Orlando Deanery Choirs to Perform at New York’s Queens College

The Orlando Deanery Choirs are one of four choirs participating in the American Music Performance Nationals for High School & Youth Choirs that have been selected to sing a special concert at Queens College, located in the borough of Queens … Continue reading

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Claire Hodge: A Look Back

Here is a wonderful slideshow tribute to Claire Hodge, retiring director of the Orlando Deanery Girls Choir. The presentation recaps her nearly 16 years as director of the choir.

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