2020 NYC Carnegie Hall Trip


Musica Sacra’s Music Director, Dr. L. Brett Scott, has been invited to be a Guest Conductor as part of Manhattan Concert Productions‘ “Masterwork Series” – an annual multi-day music festival held at Carnegie Hall’s Isaac Stern Auditorium in New York City.

Dr. Scott will conduct Fauré’s Requiem on Monday, March 23, 2020.

Members of Musica Sacra will sing in this performance, and we invite interested members of Cincinnati-area ensembles to participate* with us!

— Please note that there is a cost to perform in the concert (set by MCP), as well as costs for travel, lodging, meals, etc. Participants are responsible for all payments, as Musica Sacra is unable to subsidize any of these costs.

* An audition may be required. Rehearsals will take place locally beginning in January 2020.


  • DAY 1 – Fri. March 20 – Arrival
  • DAY 2 – Sat. March 21 – Morning or afternoon rehearsal
  • DAY 3 – Sun. March 22 – Morning or afternoon rehearsal
  • DAY 4 – Mon. March 23 – Rehearsal, sound check, CONCERT, & post-concert buffet
  • DAY 5 – Tue. March 24 – Departure

* Our regular Spring Concert will follow on Sun., March 29, 2020 at St. Boniface Church in Northside, where we will also sing Fauré Requiem.


** UPDATED: 6/27/2019 **

  • PARTICIPATION & LODGING – CLICK HERE for a printable outline of participation & lodging cost details.
    • NOTE:  MCP’s base participation fee helps cover the cost of production, including advertising, concert & venue management, stage crew, house crew, ushers, box office, concert program & promotional poster.
  • TRANSPORTATION – Travel to/from NYC, as well as transit in & around the city are ON YOUR OWN.  We are exploring group travel options to/from NYC.  If this becomes a reality for us, we will share that information here.  
  • MEALS/ENTERTAINMENT – We are in the process of organizing optional group meals &/or entertainment/tours. As you can imagine, this is a bit more involved for a large group of 40+ individuals vs. a family of four. *Smile!*
  • TRIP INSURANCE – Trip insurance will NOT be offered by Musica Sacra for this trip.


Performers will be sent a PayPal invoice with the option to pay by Check, Credit Card/PayPal, or EFT.  NOTE: A convenience fee may apply if paid via Credit Card/PayPal.

  • DEPOSIT: A deposit of $250 is required to confirm your spot on the trip. In addition, a $100 deposit is required for any Non-Performer who would like to purchase MCP’s Non-Performer event package.
  • PAYMENT INSTALLMENTS: The remaining balance due will be divided into four payments, due according to the below schedule*.
    • August 31
    • October 15
    • November 30
      • Group Lodging option no longer available after November 30.
    • January 15
      • Final Balance Due

* Participants who sign up after August 1st will be subject to an accelerated payment schedule.


Participation in this event requires a commitment to Musica Sacra’s rehearsal schedule. Exceptions will only be granted with written approval from Dr. Scott (email is OK).

  • Rehearsals will begin on Monday, January 6, 2020, and will continue through March 23, 2020.
  • Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings from 7:15-9:30pm at Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Hyde Park, unless otherwise announced by the Music Director or Chorus Manager.
  • Due to concentrated rehearsal periods, punctuality and attendance are very important. Three consecutive missed rehearsals will require the permission of the Music Director to participate in this event.


  • STEP 1: CLICK HERE to complete the Registration sign-up form.
  • STEP 2: CLICK HERE to download a printable Release to Participate form. ALL ADULTS traveling with you must sign this form.
  • STEP 3: Pay the required Deposit.
  • STEP 4: Make payments ON TIME according to the posted Payment Schedule (above).

** If you are unsure of whether you will participate, but want to stay informed of updates, please subscribe to our 2020 Carnegie Hall email communication list.


While trips like this represent a wonderful opportunity for our choir to represent Cincinnati’s amazing choral tradition in New York, they do come with incidental expenses that are not necessarily within our annual operating budget.

If you are interested in supporting us by sponsoring this trip, please contact Anneliese Clear, Musica Sacra’s 2020 NY Trip Event Coordinator for more information.