Members of the Jackson Hole Chorale are joining more than 170 other vocalists from across the USA and Canada to sing a well-known piece. The performance is organized by Distinguished Concerts International New York, which assembles amateur choirs from around the country to perform at Carnegie Hall. In January, a group of singers from Cheyenne participated in a performance at Carnegie Hall organized by the same group.
The chorale will be singing Mozart’s Requiem, and Choral Board President Juline Christofferson said this a beautiful piece but also a difficult one.
“The vocal runs are a challenge and it's been a challenge too,” said Christofferson. “Because the director identified the speed at which each piece would go and it's somewhat different than the recordings you hear.”
But for Christofferson, experiencing a different director is the best part since the vocalists get to practice under new direction.
“And the ability to sing with that many voices,” Christofferson added. “We in Jackson don’t have that opportunity very often because we're such a small community.”
Christofferson is one of eight singers representing Wyoming next week in New York City. The group has been rehearsing since January. The Jackson Hole Chorale was formed in 1983 to provide learning opportunities for local singers.