A Blake School student from Deephaven joined musicians from around the United States and the world in performing at New York’s Carnegie Hall on Monday as part of the American High School Honors Performance Series International Honor Choir.
Michael Noaker was one of the finalists from 49 states, Canada, Europe and the Middle East selected for the choir. The musicians received three days of instruction from world-renowned choral directors and rehearsals, capped off with the Carnegie Hall performance.
"The feeling when I walked on the stage at Carnegie Hall was unbelievable,” a news release quote Noaker. “I thought the best singers in the world have been on this same stage. Wow. When we began singing the acoustics were incredible. Even though we were a little tired from working so hard at rehearsals, when we took the stage the excitement took over and we got really energized. It was the experience of a lifetime."
This was Noaker’s second time as a finalist in the Honors Performance Series. The senior also been selected for other national and regional honor choirs, and he sings bass and baritone in the Blake School a capella choir.
Noaker plans to study physics, chemistry and music in college.