Hopesong was blessed to have an opportunity to sing in New York City on June 4. Fourteen students rehearsed music with singers from around the country then performed a collective concert at Alice Tully Hall, part of the Lincoln Center Complex. The students were able to sit under the direction of Rene Clausen, director of the Concordia Choir in Moorehead, MN. Dr. Clausen is a world-renowned composer and director and the students were able to experience excellent choral singing. Even through long rehearsals, busy days, and late nights the students represented their Savior and their school with excellence. Thank you to all who prayed for our trip. Soli Deo Gloria!
A few quotes from students:
“There were multiple times where the music was so beautiful that I just had to close my eyes and soak it in.”
“It seems a lot of people sing to make themselves known, and I am reminded that the only real reason any of us sing is in order to bring glory to God and make His name known.
“Even though this world has spectacular things to offer, it’s all temporary. I need to focus on things above.”
“This was a time I really saw the real world outside of my Christian bubble.”