Taylor Dorsey chaperoned a group of students from the Capital City Girls Choir (CCGC) during their tour of New York City. During their five day adventure, the group saw Broadway's Wicked and Aladdin and visited Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, Madame Tussaud's,Central Park, and the Apollo Theatre. The highlight of the trip was a performance at Carnegie Hall with the Choirs of America.
Among Dorsey's responsibilities were managing the children backstage before their Carnegie Hall performance and conducting warm ups for the choir before their master class at Christ United Methodist Church on Park Avenue. She also played a key part in the pre-planning of the trip and adeptly navigating the group around the city each day.
CCGC is a vocal and music training program for girls in the Raleigh area and is associated with the community outreach program of the Community School of Music at Meredith College. The program was founded in 1987 and since then, the choirs have performed both nationally and internationally. Twenty students attended the trip to New York this summer.
"What an amazing honor to be able to chaperone such a fantastic group of young women who worked so hard and sounded so beautiful. I learned so much from this trip and am so blessed to have gotten to be a part of it!" said Dorsey about her experience.
The trip was led by Dr. Fran Page, Head of the Meredith Music Department and Director of CCGC. "Taylor was invaluable to our experience. She led the children with warmth and authority. In addition, she was vital in our guidance around the city. She was on top of everything!" said Dr. Page about Dorsey's involvement with the choir tour.
Dr. Page and Taylor are looking forward to continuing their work with the CCGC students in the 2014-2015 school year.
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