Alumni Join Choral Students in NRHS WinterFest Tradition

Alumni Join Choral Students in NRHS WinterFest Tradition

Written By: City School District of New Rochelle

NEW ROCHELLE, NY — It’s a tradition in the New Rochelle High School WinterFest Choral Concert for alumni to return and join the students on stage in singing the climactic number, the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah. The song raised the roof last night in the Whitney M. Young Jr. Auditorium and capped two days of concerts – instrumental on Wednesday, choral last night. Over the two evenings, audiences enjoyed music celebrating the season’s holidays and other joys. (And other songs and instrumental pieces that are just fun.)

“Our students are simply amazing,” said Interim Superintendent Dr. Magda Parvey. “These concerts really showcase the diversity, the talent and the dedication that make the New Rochelle community so special.”

Watch the performance of the Hallelujah Chorus, conducted by Choral Director Jeremy Barbaro with piano accompaniment by Co-Director David Jutt here.