The Newman University Music Department has accepted a third invitation to bring the university’s select vocal ensemble the Troubadours to Carnegie Hall. The 24-member group will appear March 13, 2011 and perform John Leavitt’s Requiem along with three other choral pieces arranged by Leavitt, including his signature song, “River in Judea.” Leavitt is a nationally renowned choral conductor, composer, arranger and former Newman faculty member. The Troubadours will appear with Leavitt’s select vocal group from MidAmerica Nazarene University, where he is currently a guest instructor, as well as the Bishop Carroll Catholic High School Madrigals and top singers from Clearwater High School. As in previous trips, the Troubadours will attend some Broadway shows while in New York and do plenty of sightseeing, including a post-concert dinner cruise around the Statue of Liberty.
“On our last trip, the producers praised us for our professionalism and talent and have extended an invitation each year,” said Director of Choral Music Deanne Zogleman. “We are proud to represent Newman University on a national level.”Tags: Bishop Carroll Catholic High School, Bishop Carroll Madrigals, Broadway, Carnegie Hall, Clearwater High School, Deanne Zogleman, John Leavitt, MidAmerica Nazarene University, Music, New York, Requiem, River in Judea, Statue of Liberty, Troubadours