Carnegie Hall 2023

‘A Place Called Home’

Ellingboe/Silvestri (World Premiere)

Bradley Ellingboe, Composer/Conductor

Charles Anthony Silvestri, Poet-in-Residence

Saturday, April 29, 2023

Coro Lux singers and friends are invited to come take part in the World Premiere of Bradley’s Ellingboe’s new work ‘A Place Called Home,’ at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Libretto by Charles Anthony Silvestri and presented a week after Earth Day, the piece is centered on the themes of protecting the environment and promoting good stewardship of our planet.

To hear Movement 3 from the piece, click here: 

The Old Oak Tree by Bradley Ellingboe, performed by Albany Pro Musica

To read the entire libretto by Tony Silvestri, click here to see a PDF:

A Place Called Home Libretto

Below are some Frequently Asked Questions that may help you prepare for this exciting trip:

How much will this trip cost? 

The fee for participating in the concert and the accompanying rehearsals and after party will cost $860 per person (unless less than 10 singers from Coro Lux sign up, in which unlikely case the cost will be $910 per person). This does NOT include travel accommodations. See below.

How will travel accommodations be organized? 

You have 2 options for making your way to NYC for this event:

  1. You may figure it out yourself, using your own frequent flier miles or hotel points and simply show up to the rehearsals and the concerts. Or,
  2. You may opt to travel with the group from ABQ to NYC and back. In this case, we will be working with a NYC based travel company to coordinate flights, hotels, etc. If you’re interested in THIS option, please write to Ashley @ so she can start compiling a list of who’ll be in our “travel group.”

What are the dates?

While specific rehearsals haven’t been scheduled *quite* yet, plan on being in NYC at least 3 days before April 29th, and leaving on April 30th or after in order to accommodate concert plans. 

Can I bring my significant other/best friend/travel buddy? 

Yes! If you’d like to bring a non-singing guest, there will be an option for them to pay to be a part of the event, as a VIP guest. Please stay tuned for more information on the cost of the VIP guest package. 

Can I invite other singers to join us at this event?

Yes! This is open to interested singers from around the country, not just Coro Lux members. 

How much money do I need to pay to hold my spot today? 

Please click the link below to pay $200 to hold your spot in the choir for the concert.  

Registration Page

To pay by check, please send your check for $200 (please mark “Carnegie Hall” in the memo line) made out to “ABQ Coro Lux” and send it to ABQ Coro Lux, Box 37081, Albuquerque, NM 87176.

Will Coro Lux be performing this work prior to the DCINY concert?

No, the concert on April 29th will be the world premiere!

Also, here is the letter of invitation and information from the concert producers, DCINY

Coro Lux Ellingboe Letter of Invitation