New York City Bar Chorus to Make Carnegie Hall Debut

The New York City Bar Chorus will make its Carnegie Hall debut on October 14th. Conducted by Kathryn E. Schneider, the 100-voice Chorus will perform as part of Historic Programs’ National Fall Sing, which commemorates and honors those who were and continue to be affected by the events of 9/11. In addition to the Chorus performing a set of its well-known repertoire, the Carnegie Hall program will feature an honor choir with high-school singers from several states and two guest speakers who are 9/11 survivors.

Since 1993, the New York City Bar Chorus has served as a goodwill ambassador of the New York City Bar Association. Its primary mission is to bring the healing power of music to those who cannot easily access it. The Chorus, all of whose leaders and members are legal professionals, has given more than 300 concerts at venues serving seniors, the visually impaired, people living with cancer and AIDS, those in substance abuse rehabilitation, and more. After 9/11, the Chorus sang in FDNY firehouse garages, and was recognized for this special outreach with an Excellence in Public Service Award from The Hundred Year Association of New York. The Chorus was also honored in 2004 for its “musical pro bono” achievements by NY1 News as “New Yorkers of the Week.”

In addition to its outreach mission, the Chorus contributes broadly to the cultural life of New York City. The Chorus has performed off-Broadway, on local and national television and public radio, in concerts with other legal choruses from around the world, at two American Bar Association conventions, and at the New York City Bar Association’s landmark midtown Manhattan headquarters. As a representative of the New York City Bar Association, the New York City Bar Chorus has enhanced the civic reputation of the Association inside and outside the legal community.

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About the Association

The mission of the New York City Bar Association, which was founded in 1870 and has 24,000 members, is to equip and mobilize the legal profession to practice with excellence, promote reform of the law, and uphold the rule of law and access to justice in support of a fair society and the public interest in our community, our nation, and throughout the world.