2009-05-08 / School News

Channel View Students Perform For Placido Domingo

Channel View School for Research Chorus was chosen to perform at a luncheon, sponsored by the Metropolitan Opera Guild, at the Waldorf Astoria on Thursday, April 23 at 12:15 p.m., honoring the legendary Placido Domingo. The event celebrated the 40th Anniversary of Domingo's Metropolitan Opera debut. Luminaries sharing the stage at the event included James Levine, Richard Thomas and Marilyn Horne.

CVSR was chosen out of 35 schools in New York City participating in the Urban Voices grant program, which provides a choral artist and conductor Michael Eisenberg to come and work with the students weekly. For most of the students this was their first time performing in front of a live audience.

Channel View School for Research is a small middle and high school (grades 6-12) started five years ago by Principal Patricia J. Tubridy. Its origins came about when Tubridy as well as Dr. Kathleen Cashin and Roz German felt there was a cultural void in the Rockaways.

Upon learning that the school's chorus was chosen to appear at the luncheon, Tubridy commented, "I'm so proud of our students being selected to perform for Mr. Domingo. Our dream of establishing a phenomenal chorus is finally coming true under Channel View's Choral Director Katherine Patrylo.

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