(Students from Saint Margaret School inPearl River rehearse for Thursday night’s performance at Carnegie Hall with the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland. Photo Credit: Orla Maguire)
For months, nearly 90 elementary school students at St. Margaret’s School in Pearl River have been working for their debut at Carnegie Hall as part of a performance with the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland.
At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, their day will come.
The students, coached by music teacher Rhona Metrikin and parent volunteer Joe Lawliss, have been preparing since September for the show, which will bring together student choirs from across the metropolitan area for an evening of traditional and folk music from Ireland.
“The entire St. Margaret School community is beaming with pride that our students in grades five through eight will be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime experience to perform on the stage of Carnegie Hall,” said Carolyn Slattery, St. Margaret’s Principal, in a press release about the event.
The Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland was established in 1995 as a peace initiative and is composed of 120 talented young performers from all over Ireland – north and south, and is recognized as one of the most acclaimed youth orchestras Ireland has ever produced.
For more information on the event and ticket availability contact Carnegie Hall.