Select Chorale Places Second at Disney Festival

Select Chorale Places Second at Disney Festival photo

Glen Cove High School’s Select Chorale attended the Festival Disney Music Competition at Disney World in Orlando, Florida, from March 8-11. There were 12 other choirs at the festival, which included bands and orchestras from all over the country.

The choir scored 97 out of 100, receiving second place out of all of the choirs. In addition, the group had the second-highest score of any of the 23 groups that were there. One of the judges, Dr. Russell Robinson from the University of Florida, remarked that the Glen Cove Select Chorale is one of the finest choirs that he has heard in his 15 years at Festival Disney. Dr. Robinson reached out to Chorale Conductor Ed Norris upon their return to New York, to again let him know how impressed he was with the choir. Dr. Robinson will be conducting at Carnegie Hall in 2019 and has already invited Glen Cove to be a part of that performance.

“It was a wonderful experience and I am so proud of all of our singers for working so hard to prepare the challenging program,” Mr. Norris said. “I am also extremely grateful to the school district and the chorale parents for all of their support. To hear Dr. Robinson, one of our industry’s most respected authors and conductors, speak this way in regard to our ensemble was very moving. I am filled with pride!”