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Dorchester students perform at Carnegie Hall with BC High Choir

Posted by Patrick Rosso  April 11, 2012 01:22 PM

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Members of the school’s choir at Carnegie Hall.


Three students from Dorchester joined Boston College High School classmates for a recent performance at New York’s famed Carnegie Hall.

Junior Brendan Caulfield and freshmen Jake McEachern and Edward Shaddock, performed with the school’s 85 member choir in New York, belting out selections in Latin, Czech, Russian, and English.

Students also performed a traditional sea chanty, a Russian folk song, and an arrangement of the Battle Hymn of the Republic.

“As someone who has been performing for nearly half of my life, I can say that a performance at the world’s most famous concert hall is a dream come true,” Caulfield said in a statement. “When I stepped out on to the Carnegie Hall stage for the concert, all questions and concerns left me. Performing on that stage was one of the most surreal experiences of my entire life.”

According to a statement from BC High, the students received “thunderous” applause and a standing ovation from the audience.

A lot of work went into the concert, which will undoubtably be a lifelong memory for the boys.

Leading up to the show, students would arrive at school at 7:00 a.m. three to four times a week to practice their selections, which included classical pieces composed by Puccini, Prokofiev and Dvorak.

Students are also recording a CD dedicated to BC High, which will celebrate its 150th anniversary this year.

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