Choral Festival At Carnegie Hall + Giveaway

This contest has officially ended.  A huge New York thank you to all who participated, and congrats to our winners, Elise and Shayla!  Stay tuned for more exciting giveaways!

New York City is no stranger to beautiful buildings.  From Rockefeller to the Flatiron to the Empire State, architecture is truly one of our great city’s strong suits.  One of my favorite buildings on the inside, however, is none other than the illustrious Carnegie Hall.



Being a member of any show at Carnegie is truly something magical.  That’s why we’re delighted to be partnering with the fabulous institution and offering you tickets to be part of the audience at the choral festival “The Sounds of War and Peace“, happening over Martin Luther King weekend.  A pair of tickets (and fabulous swag bags!) will be given away for each show:

Sunday, January 20, 2013
8:30 PM
2013 Concert Opening Season – Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall

DCINY will offer an MLK weekend choral festival of epic grandeur at Carnegie Hall. The Sounds of War and Peace: Chapter One on Sunday, January 20 at 8:30pm features guest conductor Francisco Nuñez (Young People’s Chorus of New York) and a 200-voice choir and symphony orchestra presenting the World Premiere of Jonathan Willcocks’, “A Great and Glorious Victory.”

Monday, January 21, 2013
7:00 PM
2013 Concert Opening Season – Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall

DCINY rounds out the second half of the grandiose weekend choral festival at Carnegie Hall with The Sounds of War and Peace: Chapter Two on Monday, January 21 at 7:00pm. Highlighting The Music of Karl Jenkins, “the most performed living composer in the world,” the evening will conclude with the United States Premiere of Jenkins’ mystical, “Songs of the Earth.”

Here’s how to enter:

1. Subscribe to Used York City, getting the best picks of NYC delivered straight to your inbox.  (Don’t forget to respond to the verification message you are sent via email.)

2. Leave a comment below sharing your favorite NYC building…inside or out!

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The contest will run until Friday, January 11th, 2013, at which time a winner will be randomly chosen and announced on this post and via Twitter, and the winner will be notified directly by the email address that they subscribed with!  Best of luck to all our rockstar readers!


By: Jessica Tiare Bowen




22 Comments on “Choral Festival At Carnegie Hall + Giveaway

  1. It’s hard to choose just one building that exemplifies how beautiful NYC architecture is! One building I could never ever get sick of is the Empire State Building…I’m probably the only city resident who still freaks out over the view.

    • I love seeing what colors the Empire State Building shines each night! Always breathtaking!

  2. Radio City Music hall has such rich history. I love seeing traveling shows and even the Rockettes there! It’s an oldie but goodie!

    • Radio City is the first NYC theater I ever went to! Totally solidified my decision to move to New York:-)

    • Absolutely! I’m a huge advocate of NYC terraces, balconies, and rooftops!:-)

    • Thanks Linda! It’s a very exciting way to kick off the new year!:-)

  3. Carnegie Hall looks stunning – and yes, I do remember the fabulous buildings in NYC. I remember walking around with a crick in my neck!

    Good luck to everyone – a fabulous prize!
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    • Thanks Fiona! We’re thrilled to be working with them on this!:-)

  4. I would have to say the Guggenheim would have to be one of the many great sights in NYC. I think tourists have more fun taking photos of the architecture than they do looking at the art inside.

    • Absolutely agree! And it’s gorgeous on the inside and outside!

  5. Love the decor on lots of the NYC restaurants…like outside of 21 Club.

    • That IS a very iconic restaurant…food is great, too!

  6. I’m moving to the area the weekend before MLK day so I don’t really have a favorite building that isn’t cliche. I guess for the outside I’d have to go with the iconic Chrysler Tower.

    • Welcome to NYC! You’re in for an amazing city! And you definitely can’t go wrong with the Chrysler:-)