Fabulous news for the UAB Choir Today.
As I told you in choir, we were invited to perform in the next convention for the National Collegiate Choral Organization. It's a prestigious invitation and quite an honor for us.
Here's the letter of invitation. My name is misspelled, but what the heck.
If you've not heard of the NCCO, it's OK. The organization formed a few years ago and I attended the first convention in November of 2006. There were some tremendous choirs that performed on that convention and it was a goal of mine to take us there if we were given the opportunity.
Choirs in the first convention included:
Brigham Young University (Ron Staheli, conductor)
University of Michigan (Jerry Blackstone, conductor)
Yale Schola Cantorum (Simon Carrington, conductor)
Here's how the NCCO describes itself:
The National Collegiate Choral Organization (NCCO) exists to serve the specific needs of university and collegiate choral conductors by providing a national forum for their choruses to perform, by offering lectures and promoting repertoire suitable to their interests, and by aiding in their professional development and program growth through performance as well as scholarly and research opportunities.
Be proud of this, choir. You work hard and it pays off.