Nicholls students, professor to perform at Carnegie Hall

The Nicholls Concert Choir performs at he grand re-opening of the Mary & Al Danos Theater in 2016. (Misty Leigh McElroy/Nicholls State University)

THIBODAUX, La. — The Nicholls State University Foundation is pleased to announce a $10,000 sponsorship from the Thibodaux Regional Medical Center which will enable Nicholls choir students to perform at Carnegie Hall.

Nicholls Concert Choir will perform Saturday, May 26, at the world-famous venue. It is the choir’s third time to participate in MidAmerica’s Carnegie Hall series and their first trip in a decade.

“Thibodaux Regional and Nicholls have partnered in many endeavors throughout the years not only in athletics and sports medicine but nursing, business, and allied health as well,” Greg Stock, CEO of Thibodaux Regional said. “We are pleased that we could assist in this effort to send these talented student-musicians to represent Nicholls, Thibodaux and the Bayou Region.”

A total of 27 people are expected to make the New York trip for the performance including students, former students and friends of the choir.

“The students who are participating are very excited,” said Dr. Kenneth Klaus, professor of music and director of choral activities. “It will a fabulous educational and artistic experience for everyone. We’re very thankful to the folks at Thibodaux Regional for helping make this trip a reality.”

The performance will include music by Wolfgang Mozart, Mark Hayes and Allan Robert Petker. Klaus will be conducting the Mozart portion of the program, and Hayes and Petker will conduct their own works giving the Nicholls choral students an opportunity to perform under the baton of the composer.

Dr. Klaus said the group is still seeking donations for the trip to help pay for meals for the students. If you’re interested in donating, contact the Nicholls Foundation at 448-4136.


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