How Did DHS Chamber Orchestra, Tudor Singers Get to Lincoln Center? ‘Practice, Practice’

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Two Darien High School musical ensembles were invited to perform at Lincoln Center this month.

The Darien High School Chamber Orchestra, directed by Jane Minnis, and the Darien Tudor Singers, directed by Christopher Andrade, performed to a full house audience at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall.

High School orchestra chorus at Lincoln Center

Photo from Darien Public Schools News of the Week newsletter

The Darien High School Chamber Orchestra (above) and the Darien Tudor Singers performed to a full house at Lincoln Center.


The DHS students were the only musical ensembles from the United States performing as part of the Beijing Student Jinfan Art Troupe performance featuring Chinese student instrumental ensembles, and dance and drama performances.

“The students and teachers were very excited to be performing in such a prestigious venue, and were honored to share their music with the student musicians from Beijing,” said Director of Music Richard Sadlon.

The DHS Chamber Orchestra performed the “Brook Green Suite” by Gustav Holst, and the Tudor Singers performed “MLK” by U2 and a traditional spiritual entitled, “Keep Your Hands on the Plow.”


— Marc Marin is district director of instructional technology. This article is republished from the Darien Public Schools News of the Week newsletter.


DHS Asst Principal Adam Schoenbart tweet and caption

DHS Assistant Principal Adam Schoenbart tweeted this picture with the caption: “Enjoyed our Tudor Singers and Chamber Orchestra rehearsing for tonight’s big performance at Lincoln Center. Congratulations to our #BlueWavePride students and teachers.”

(Assistant Principal Adam Schoenbart’s tweet can be found here.)