2020 NYC Carnegie Hall Trip

Musica Sacra – 2020 Carnegie Hall Trip Information

Trip Dates: Fri. March 20, 2020 – Tues. March 24, 2020
Performance: Monday, March 23, 2020 at 8:00pm

REHEARSAL INFORMATION

PRACTICE TRACKS

  • Practice Tracks have been provided by MCP.
  • Tracks include: Balanced Voices, Part Predominant, and Piano Only
  • Tracks can be downloaded to any device.
  • CLICK HERE (pw: mcptracks2020)

LOCATION

  • Westin New York, Times Square – Ballroom
    270 W. 43rd Street (Corner of 43rd St & 8th Ave)
  • The Westin is approx. 0.6 miles from the Courtyard hotel (walk time = approx. 13 min.)

SCHEDULE
AC Note: This will be finalized by MCP 60 days out from the concert (Jan 23, 2020)

  • Sat. March 21 — 8:45 AM – 1:00 PM (Arrive no later than 8:30 AM)
  • Sun. March 22 — 1:15 PM – 5:30 PM (Arrive no later than 1:00 PM)
  • Mon. March 23 — 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM (Arrive no later than 12:45 PM)

CALL TIME and FINAL SOUND CHECK @ Carnegie Hall

  • Mon. March 23 — TBA Btw 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM (Arrive no later than __:__ PM)
  • LOCATION: Carnegie Hall Stage Door — 161 West 56th Street (East of 7th Ave.)
  • Carnegie Hall is approx 0.3 miles from the Courtyard hotel (walk time = approx 5 min.)

NOTES:

  • Singers should plan to arrive 15 minutes early to each rehearsal in order to find assigned seat.
  • If using surface transportation (taxi, Uber, Lyft, bus, etc.), please allow ample time for traffic.
  • Singers should bring their own original music and a pencil in a black binder or choral folder.
  • Singers should bring a water bottle and a snack to each rehearsal.
  • There will be places to refill water and use the restroom during rehearsal breaks.

CONCERT ATTIRE

MEN

  • Black suit with black shirt and black tie; OR black pants with black shirt and black tie, and black belt (not brown)

WOMEN

  • Black blouse with black pants/long skirt; OR black dress (min. ¾ sleeve, knee length or longer)

HOSIERY & SHOES

  • All singers should wear black hosiery/socks.
  • Singers should wear comfortable black shoes. Singers will be standing while on stage, and may encounter stairs backstage. [If you require accommodations, please contact Anneliese.]

LODGING INFORMATION

Several choristers will be staying in Musica Sacra’s block of rooms at:
Courtyard by Marriott – Central Park (1717 Broadway, New York, NY 10019)

Upon arrival in NYC, those who are staying at the Courtyard will receive a packet from John Wegener with your room keys, and other important hotel information. [John is going to check everyone in at once, since he is the point of contact listed on our contract with Courtyard.]

TRAVEL TO/FROM NYC

FLIGHT INFORMATION

  • TBD – Working on group flight options.

TO/FROM AIRPORT & HOTEL

  • TBD – Working on shuttle or tour bus options. 

ENTERTAINMENT / TOUR IDEAS

The below items are suggestions from the planning team since many of our singers have never been to New York. Feel free to organize a group outing with other choristers, or explore the city on your own!

  • Restaurant.com or TripAdvisor.com
    • Broadway “Show & Dinner” packages
    • Restaurants near popular attractions, along with reviews
    • Suggested walking itineraries
    • Food tours (ethnic, food trucks, etc.)
  • “Hot Tckts Booth” for lower-price, same-day tickets
  • Shopping: 5th Avenue or SoHo
    (Celebrity sighting potential!)
  • Central Park
  • Lincoln Center
  • Times Square, Rockefeller Plaza, Radio City Music Hall
  • NBC Studios; Today Show; Live Taping [Note: these are *early*
  • Museums (Met, MOMA, Whitney, Fricke, Natural History)
  • The Statue of Liberty
  • Ground Zero Memorial
  • Empire State Building
  • Harbor Dinner Cruise
  • Walk the Brooklyn Bridge (free!)
  • Big Onion Tours
  • East Village — Jazz Music (several notable jazz venues are in this area)
  • Battery Park, Financial District