Choir students take a trip to New York City


Evan Carlson

On March 2-6, Hinsdale Central’s choir students took a trip to New York City to immerse themselves in musical opportunities.

Choir students at Hinsdale Central got the opportunity to go to New York City from March 2-6. They were able to learn new music skills while partaking in various activities and workshops. 

Students got to visit the George Washington Bridge. (Shahnoor Shafi)

We attend[ed] two Broadway shows, participat[ed] in a Broadway vocal workshop in a Broadway studio, and a choral workshop at Rutgers University,” said Evan Carlson, choir member. 

In addition to the workshops, students also got the opportunity to visit some of New York’s top sights. 

We toured Radio City Music Hall, saw Hadestown and Wicked on Broadway, visited the 9/11 Memorial, and got to view the city skyline at night from atop the Empire State Building,” said Anya Raman, women’s chorale member. 

Along with the packed schedule, participants dined at popular restaurants throughout the city.  

The choir students got to try various restaurants in New York City. (Jennifer Burkemper)

“There were great opportunities to dine with fellow choir students in Brookfield Place, John’s Pizzeria, Congee Village in Chinatown, Little Italy, and Ben’s Deli, among others,”  Raman said. 

Though the trip had sightseeing and good food, the main goal of the trip was to give the students an opportunity to learn from top musical directors in New York City. 

“Impactful, quality, and fun music travel is a balance of rehearsal, performance, history and culture, and seeing professional performances,” said Jennifer Burkemper, choir music director. 

To hear more from the music department, choir and orchestra will have their next concert on March 21 at 7:00 p.m. To learn more, feel free to click here