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Speer invited to conduct in Carnegie Hall this spring—and students can join him

Randall Speer

Randall Speer

Music professor Randall Speer has once again been invited to conduct in New York’s famed Carnegie Hall. This is the third time he has received the honor.

On Friday, May 27, 2022, Speer will lead the New England Symphonic Ensemble and soloists in performing John Rutter’s The Falcon as part of MidAmerica Productions’s 2022 concert season.

MidAmerica’s Carnegie Hall concerts involve festival choirs made up of groups from across the country.

Speer’s first appearance at the iconic venue was in 2012, when he led a choir that included 20 members of the Randolph College Chorale in an Easter Sunday performance of Mozart’s Solemn Vespers.

Randolph students will once again have the opportunity to join Speer. He’s holding an information session about it at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, in Darden One Conference Room.

“The significance of stepping out onto the stage of America’s most prestigious concert hall is simultaneously humbling, invigorating, and life-changing,” Speer said. “I hope to have the opportunity to share this experience with my students once again.”

In addition to his work with Randolph’s musical ensembles, Speer has led choral and orchestral performances in the United States and Europe with a variety of ensembles including the Mississippi Valley Chamber Orchestra, the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra, the Vidin Philharmonic Orchestra (Bulgaria), and the Varna Symphony Orchestra (Bulgaria). An alumnus of the internationally acclaimed Dale Warland Singers, he served in Minnesota as founder and director of the critically acclaimed vocal chamber ensemble Voce Magna, and the Voce Magna Symphonic Chorus.

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