In an extraordinary opportunity, NIST International School’s Concert Choir took to the stage in New York City on Monday, 13 April when Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) presented Ring of Fire: The Music of Southeast Asia at Avery Fisher Hall in the Lincoln Center. Featuring both traditional and contemporary pieces, the event included performers from NIST and other students from the region. The New York audience was thus treated not only to choral pieces from Thailand, but also China, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore.
The entire concert was directed Thailand’s own Anthony Giles, Director of HS Choirs and HS Fine and Performing Arts Chair at International School Bangkok. Adding an international flair, our choir, led by Mr. Nicholas Trebesh, were joined by their peers from International School Bangkok Chamber Choir, The British School Jakarta, International School of Guangzhou, Mark Morris High School Vivace Treble Choir and Advanced Mixed Ensemble.
Beyond their performance, the NIST students were also able to experience the creative side of New York. Staying in the arts district of Manhattan, they explored art and music shops, attended several Broadway performances, and visited several museums and landmarks. By offering them these unique opportunities, we aim to shift learning beyond the classroom and ground it in real-life experiences. Through their dedication and hard work, the NIST Concert Choir earned the results: their own moment to shine on the stage.
About Distinguished Concerts International
Founded by Iris Derke (general director) and Jonathan Griffith (artistic director and principal conductor), Distinguished Concerts International is driven by passion, innovative vision, a total belief in its artists, and unwavering commitment to bringing forth unforgettable audience experiences. DCINY is a creative producing entity with unmatched integrity that is a talent incubator, a star-maker, and a presenter of broadly accessible, world-class musical entertainment.
Thanks to DCINY for providing our students with this opportunity, and for the details about the event. Visit them at www.DCINY.org.