Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Carnegie Hall Information

Thanks to Mark Ridings for creating this information sheet and my scanner for doing such a great job in turning into something I could edit.

Special Note: We will have a $100 deposit due on September 1. Start saving now! This trip isn't expensive if you break it down into days/weeks. Remember how much fun the Europe trip was? Worth every penny . . .

Update: This information available in a handout here.
Frequently Asked Questions handout here. (pdf file)

1. Music and Performance: We will perform Mozart's Vesperae solennes de confessore , K.339 on Tuesday, May 9 in New York's Carnegie Hall.

Conductor: Dr. Philip L. Copeland

2. All participants will have the opportunity to attend a post-concert celebration reception cruise in New York harbor featuring a spectacular view of the Statue of Liberty, the Manhattan skyline, with a buffet supper, music and dancing. The cost of cruise is included in package price. Other amenities in package listed below.

3. Itinerary: The itinerary below has been designed to allow for time for sightseeing, Broadway shows, shopping, etc. Feel free to schedule your trip as you wish. For information and to purchase tickets for Broadway shows available the days of the trip, go to
Saturday, 5/6:
Travel Day (It is advised that participants don't schedule anything for that evening until airline tickets are issued and arrival time set).

Sunday, 5/7:
Rehearsal, 9 a.m. to noon (rehearsal place to be determined)

Monday, 5/8:
Rehearsal, 9 a.m. to noon (rehearsal place to be determined)

Tuesday, 5/9:
9 a.m. to noon, Dress Rehearsal with soloists and orchestra, Carnegie Hall
Concert time will be 2:00 p.m. '.. (It is advised that no sightseeing be planned until concert time is set). 5:30 p.m. Post Concert Dinner Cruise
Wednesday, 5/10: Travel Day

4. Trip Package includes: Four nights lodging at the four-star Grand Hyatt on 42nd Street in New York within walking distance of Times Square, the Theatre District, Macy's, Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center. Other amenities include: rehearsal and concert related bus transportation; a ticket to the observation deck of the Empire State Building; a 8 ~ x 17 replica of the Carnegie Hall poster which announces your concert; gift coupons for Macy's Department Store and Bloom's Deli, near the Grand Hyatt; and all tips, gratuities and baggage handling at the hotel.

5. Transportation: The current price (from Mid-America) is roundtrip flight to New York from Birmingham, (approximately $369) + $31 roundtrip airport-hotel transfer and $15 per ticket handling charge (This price may change).

6. Land Package Cost: Based on four people to a room, the cost is $969 per person. For three people to a room, the trip cost would be $1,080; for double occupancy, it is $1,239 per person. For single occupancy, the cost is $1,825 per person.
The costs for an extra night would be:
Quad occupancy: $89 per night Triple occupancy: $99 per night
Double occupancy: $143 per night Single occupancy: $280 per night

7. Complete Cost of Trip, per person, based on quadruple occupancy:
Total with All Transportation: $1384
Land Package: $ 969
Airline Ticket: $ 369 (round trip estimate)
Shuttle Bus to Grand Hyatt: $ 31 (per person, round trip) Ticket Handling Charge $ 15 (per ticket)
8. Package Payment Due Dates: $100 per person due 9/1/05 $200 per person due 10/15/05 $200 per person due 11/15/05 The balance of amount owed due 2/1/06***The first $500 in payments is non-refundable

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