`REQUIEM' FOR A DREAM CARNEGIE HALL BECKONS LOCAL SCHOOL CHOIRS.Byline: Naush Boghossian Staff Writer
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Concert hall in New York, N.Y., U.S. It was endowed by the industrialist Andrew Carnegie at the insistence of the conductor Walter Damrosch (1862–1950). .
The two local choirs will participate with members of three college choirs in a 250-member chorale chorale (kōrăl`, –räl`), any of the traditional hymns of the German Protestant Church. The form was developed after the Reformation to replace the plainsong of the earlier service and as a means of congregational participation in to perform Mozart's ``Requiem'' with the New England New England, name applied to the region comprising six states of the NE United States—Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. The region is thought to have been so named by Capt. Orchestra and soloists from the Metropolitan Opera.
``It's going to be amazing. We're going to go to New York New York, state, United States
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The choirs, the only high school groups in the show, were invited to participate in the performance based on their achievements and a reputation they developed from performances at local music festivals.
``We've got our music all learned and we're ready to perform,'' said April Dooley, director of Saugus High's choir.
Dooley said she's especially proud of the students for all their work in preparing for the trip.
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City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S. in light of recent events,'' Dooley said.
The students will leave Thursday for five days in New York, where in addition to the Carnegie Hall performance Monday, they will visit the city's sites.
The students are also scheduled to visit the 9-11 ground zero site to deliver a donation check - a percentage of the proceeds from a December performance - to the Fireman's Widows Fund.
``We're showing that we're not going to stop our lives and what we do in fear of terrorism,'' Garrett said. ``We're not letting them hold us back.''
(1 -- 3 -- color) Valencia and Saugus high school choir students practice Mozart's ``Requiem,'' which they will perform at Carnegie Hall on Sunday, joining members of three college choirs in a 250-member chorale.
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