Winton Woods Varsity Ensemble is tuning up their vocals as they prepare for their debut performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City. In February of 2019, students were personally invited by Composer and Conductor Howard Helvey, conductor of Cincinnati Fusion Ensemble and Calvary Episcopal Church in Clifton, Ohio, to perform at the world renowned venue. In addition to this performance at Carnegie Hall, students will also perform at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine during their five-day trip.
Due to high costs, students and directors are working diligently to raise funds so 100% of students can participate. Warrior families, community partners, and organizations such as Toyota, Forest Park-Greenhills Kiwanis Club, and Marge & Charles J. Schott Foundation have provided generous donations in hopes of this amazing opportunity becoming a reality. “It is an enormous honor to perform on this nationally and internationally recognized level where students will have the opportunity to work and perform under the direction of Mr. Helvey,” said Choir Director Beth Miller. “I believe this speaks to how hard they work and how talented they are. I could not be more proud.”
For the fourth year, Winton Woods music department has been awarded as one of the “Best Communities of Music” by the National Association of Music Merchants. We are also proud to announce the Varsity Ensemble was asked for the second consecutive year to perform with the Cincinnati Pops for their seasonal concert “Holiday Pops.”