Monday, December 19, 2011


The New World Singers, winner in 2010 of The American Prize in Choral Performance in the youth choir division, performs at the White House in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday morning.  The New World Singers is the top ensemble of the Columbus and Central Ohio Children’s Chorus Foundation, Sandra Mathias, conductor, formed as a non-profit foundation in 1995. 

Quoting from Zanesville (OH) Times-Reporter:

“Dr. Mara Gross, the choir's managing director, said the group officially was contacted in September by the (White House’s) Social Affairs office.

"It's unique because groups usually request to sing but they got the call to go there," said Susan Hankinson, (parent.) "It's an honor, and to be there at Christmastime is exciting. I know it will be a wonderful experience for the kids..."

The group will...give a two-hour performance Tuesday morning in the Grand Foyer, the formal entrance of the White House...”

The New World Singers has toured in the U.S., Russia, Eastern Europe, and Canada. They have performed with the National Repertory Orchestra, Chautauqua Symphony, and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra.

This past summer, the New World Singers performed at the Lancaster Festival at the personal invitation of Maestro Gary Sheldon, festival music director, and winner, with his Lancaster Festival Orchestra, of The American Prize in Orchestral Performance and Conducting, also in 2010. 

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