Choir Receives Prestigious Invitation to Carnegie Hall



Lawson State choir invited to perform at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York City

Birmingham, AL (March 2024) - The Lawson State Community College Choir, led by Choral Director Bruce Henderson, is set to embark on a remarkable journey as they prepare to perform at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York City. On April 10, approximately twenty talented students will travel to the iconic music venue for a special residency program. Thereafter, they will lend their voices to the chorus of 100 voices performing Karl Jenkins' Gloria and Mozart's Coronation Mass on the evening of April 13. 

Bruce Henderson expressed his elation at the opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall. He remarked, "This is a dream come true for our choir. We are overjoyed with the opportunity to be in New York and the invitation to perform at Carnegie Hall. As a result of the attention, we have now been invited to perform next year in Hawaii."

Carnegie Hall, renowned as one of the world's most iconic music venues since its establishment in 1891, has hosted legendary performers from all over the globe. "The invitation for the Lawson State Choir to grace its stage is a testament to the exceptional talent and dedication of the students and their director," said Dr. Bruce Crawford, Lawson State Vice President of Instructional Services. "These performances not only reflect the choir's exceptional talent but also demonstrate Lawson State Community College's commitment to providing outstanding musical education and opportunities for its students."

In addition to the Carnegie Hall performance, the Lawson State Choir has also been invited to showcase their abilities at the Pleasant Grove Tabernacle Church in Brooklyn, New York. The church is led by Bishop Albert Jameson, a distinguished figure in gospel music and Chairman of the Gospel Workshop of America, the largest gospel music organization globally.