Wesleyan Singers to perform at Carnegie Hall

Members of the Kentucky Wesleyan Singers and Owensboro Symphony Chorus are performing at Carnegie Hall Saturday, May 28, at 1 p.m. EDT. Dr. Diane Earle, Chair of KWC's Communication and Fine Arts Department, is Director/Accompanist. The group will sing Haydn’s Paukenmesse (“Mass in Time of War”).

The two choruses are combining with members of the Evansville Philharmonic Chorus and the University of Evansville and University of Southern Indiana choruses, with 128 singers performing. The concert will be accompanied by the New England Symphonic Ensemble. Dennis Malfatti, Conductor of the Evansville Philharmonic and University of Evansville choruses, will conduct the performance.

Malfatti and Earle have combined choruses for several productions in the past three years. Earle has previously performed both solo and chamber music in Carnegie Hall. "When this opportunity presented itself, Dennis and I were very excited about combining forces for such an amazing experience," she said. "Carnegie Hall is such a breathtaking place in which to perform. I can’t wait to see the excitement on the faces of the singers!”

The singers will spend five days in New York City rehearsing and sightseeing and will take a post-concert dinner cruise. They will also attend a Kentucky Wesleyan College alumni picnic in Central Park and visit the Empire State Building and other tourist attractions.


The Kentucky Wesleyan Alumni Association will also be hosting "A Weekend in the City" in New York City from May 27-29.

Weekend events include a picnic in Central Park, a theatre show, the Singers' performance in Carnegie Hall, a dinner cruise on the Hudson and a Mets-Phillies baseball game.

You can see more information by downloading this flyer, or contact Matt Ruark, assistant director of development, at 270-852-3146 or

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