Sechrist Travel

Gotham SINGS!


2019 DATES –

February 16th & April 21st

(Still accepting applications)

This annual Spotlight Performance Series is SECHRIST TRAVEL’s PREMIER Ensemble Showcase Event, designed to present outstanding bands, choirs, orchestras, and music programs in World Class venues throughout New York City.

Work with some of the most well-known guest conductors as they unite a festival chorus, performing a repertoire specially chosen for the concert.

These events also celebrate specially invited ensembles being featured in a 35-minute solo performance in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, under the direction of their own ensemble conductor(s). Repertoire is varied and will showcase the high caliber abilities and talents of the invited ensembles.





Dr. Craig Jessop- February 13 thru 17

Join your voices together on an enchanting evening under the masterful direction of Dr. Craig Jessop as he creates a choral masterpiece that will leave the audience entranced.  Festival Chorus accompanied with full orchestration performing arrangements by Ralph Vaughn Williams and complimentary pieces by Mack Wilberg.







Dr. John Leavitt- April 18 thru 22

Follow a journey through your favorite Broadway works such as Pippin, Oklahoma, Hercules and Cats.  Dr. Leavitt reminds us why these productions garnered such praise upon their debut.  Listen for the World Premiere of John’s stunning new arrangement of “Bring Him Home” from Les Miserables!




We would be delighted to feature your ensemble on this series and have them share the stage with other qualified ensembles at legendary Carnegie Hall!

Gotham SINGS! Choral Showcase


– Collegiate Showcase

– High School Showcase

– Band & Orchestra Showcase


Your Gotham SINGS! Experience Includes:

– Participation in the Gotham SINGS! Ensemble Showcase

– Concert Management


• maintenance/stage crew

• house management and ushers

• ticket service

• publicity

• audience development

• official event marquee poster

• official concert PLAYBILL

– A commemorative plaque and a framed replica of the Festival Marquee Poster for each ensemble

– Customized packages may also include MetroCards, Hotel Accommodations, Meals, Broadway Shows, and more!


– A complete Itinerary handbook for your use

– Luggage Tags for each participant

– Full support of a dedicated Tour Manager and Account Manager to handle the planning aspects of your performance

– Sechrist Travel Tour Liability Insurance coverage

– Sechrist Travel Assistance 24/7 with Emergency Mobile Phone Number


More information about the festival inclusions and costs is available upon request at: