Griffith A’Cappella Choir hit New York City Selected hit songs of the Beatles, Michael Jackson and Gershwin will take centre stage later this month as Griffith’s A’Cappella Choir, Serotonin gets set to appear at Carnegie Hall.
The 25-strong choir — comprising mainly Griffith Health students – has been invited to perform at the prestigious New York City venue as part of the ‘Distinguished Concerts International New York Concert’ taking place on Sunday 29 March.
“This will be an invaluable opportunity for Griffith to project its reputation on an international platform,” says Serotonin Choir Master Jonathan Albertini.
“The Serotonin choir will be one of two choirs from Australia included in this prestigious program, so this will send the message that Griffith is leading the way for A’Cappella singing over this side of the world.” Mr Albertini says it will also strengthen the relationship with Deke Sharon, the director of the concert and the arranger of the music for cult A’Cappella movie Pitch Perfect.
Serotonin originally performed their first show of contemporary pop as part of the Voices in Paradise concerts which have seen great success on the Gold Coast.
“A’Cappella is huge in the US and we are now grasping onto the trend, developing quite a reputation with the Gold Coast community, and paving the way for Australia with the genre.” Griffith Bachelor of Music student Rodrigo Medina Noel and Bachelor of Musical Theatre student Jenna Dearness-Dark are set to perform solos at the big event.
“It’s so exciting to be performing at such a prestigious venue as Carnegie Hall,” says Jenna who was a finalist two years ago on Channel 9’s The Voice and mentored by Delta Goodrem. “I really love A’Cappella as a genre and solos are definitely my thing!”