Songs For Sandy Hook

Last Thursday night — with little fanfare, but tremendous talent and spirit — the Staples Music Department offered a phenomenal concert.

A fundraiser for the Sandy Hook Family Fund, it featured the elite Orphenians a cappella singing group, and chamber orchestra.

If you weren’t there, you missed an amazing night. Fortunately, Jim Honeycutt — the indefatigable Media Lab director — produced an 18-minute “highlight reel.”

The 1st clip is the Orphenians’ “There Will Be Rest,” by Frank Ticheli (Luke Rosenberg, director).

The 2nd is from the Chamber Orchestra’s “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik,” by Mozart (Adele Valovich, director).

The 3rd series of clips, with the combined groups, is from the movements of Schubert’s “Mass No. 2 in G Major”: Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Benedictus
and Agnus Dei.

Click below for this inspiring performance. If your browser does not support a direct link, click here, then click on the YouTube video.

(The full video is available on Channel 78, at 8 p.m. most evenings.)

4 responses to “Songs For Sandy Hook

  1. Dr. Bert Konowitz, Professof of Music, Founder, Director of Music Improv Camp at Lehman College, CUNY

    Bravo, Bravo. An inspired performance of great music.

  2. Richard Epstein

    This was very lovely. Another wondewrful tribute, produced by Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, is here:

    “Somewhre Over the Rainbow” performed by Sandy Hook children.

  3. Very nice performance by all. When I was in Orphenians, I believe there were about 20 of us. This is a much larger group. It was very hard to get into the Orphenians when I was in school, and I did not make the cut until my senior year. Class of 1967.

  4. Lovely, and many thanks to Jim Honeycutt for producing the video to inspire us.