Northwest Singers invited to perform at Carnegie Hall

    The Northwest Mississippi Community College Singers and Chamber Choir have been invited to participate in the New York premiere performance of Dan Forrest’s “Requiem for the Living,” on January 19, 2014 in Carnegie Hall’s Issac Stern Auditorium. The choirs will perform under the direction of Dr. James Meaders. The performance is part of the Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY).

    “We are thrilled to be able to sing at Carnegie Hall with Dr. Meaders and the world renowned Mississippi College Singers,” Susanne VanDyke, director of choral activities at Northwest said. Meaders is professor and chair of the department of music and director of choral activities at Mississippi College. He conducts the Mississippi College Singers and the Mississippi College Men’s Glee, teaches applied voice and heads the graduate program in conducting.

    “The Northwest Singers received this invitation because of the quality and high level of musicianship demonstrated by the singers. It is quite an honor just to be invited to perform in New York. These wonderful musicians not only represent a high quality of music and education, but they also become ambassadors for the entire community. This is an event of extreme pride for everybody and deserving of the community’s recognition and support,” said Dr. Jonathan Griffith, artistic director and principal conductor for DCINY.

    VanDyke is in her 20th year as head of the Singers. The group has been in existence since the early years of the college and performs extensively on campus and surrounding areas. The group specializes in classic choral literature and major works and new compositions from prominent composers of this century.

    The college is pleased to be able to provide transportation and lodging for those singers selected by an audition process.  “The Northwest Foundation will be conducting fund-raising efforts to assist with other costs involved with the concert production,” said Sybil Canon, associate vice president of development and special projects.

    For more information, contact VanDyke at 662-562-3337 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .