This Friday evening, a high school chorus from Cobb County will take the stage at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The Pebblebrook High School Performing Arts Chamber Choir was selected in late summer 2008 to be one of four groups to participate in the Weill Institute's sixth annual national high school choral festival, and Friday's concert will be the culmination of months of hard work.
The combined choruses will perform Sir Michael Tippett's A Child of Our Time under the baton of Craig Jessop, best known for his work as director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, accompanied by the Orchestra of St. Luke's. Each choir will also present repertoire under its own conductor. My longtime friend George Case runs the vocal and choral programs at Pebblebrook, so he'll be making his own Carnegie Hall debut as a conductor -- only the first of many successful Carnegie appearances to come, I'm sure. I'll report back on how Atlanta represented at the concert later this weekend.