The concert choir and mixed chorus from Martin Luther School recently performed America the Beautiful during an intermission of the New York Islanders game against the Ottawa Senators.
“This was a wonderful opportunity to show off our talented singers and musicians in front of a huge crowd,” commented Katie Chan Chee, choir director at the Maspeth school located at 60-02 Maspeth Avenue between 60th and 61st Streets. “The kids were a little nervous at first, but once they started singing, all the butterflies were gone! The arena got very quiet, so we know people were listening! Our young men and women did an amazing job!”
This performance comes on the heels of the concert choir’s participation in the Sing! For Wildlife competition, sponsored by the Hard Rock Café and held at the Bronx Zoo after Christmas. The choir is also scheduled to be featured on Fox 5’s Good Day New York in March, and both groups have been invited back by the Islanders to perform again this season.
“Fine Arts is an integral portion of the educational experience at Martin Luther,” explained Randal Gast, head of school. “We believe that a well-rounded student has experiences in music and art, which is reflected in our course offerings and graduation requirements. Students are encouraged to perform with the choirs or symphonic band, and can experience a variety of art techniques, from painting and sculpture to digital photography in our art classes. We also have an active drama department, which performs three different productions each year.”
Call 718-894-4000 for information about the Fine Arts program and admission requirements or log on to their web site at www.MartinLutherNYC.org.