The Richmond Register


April 2, 2014

Central choir enjoys week in The Big Apple

Will perform at Cathedral of St. John the Divine on Friday

RICHMOND — The Madison Central High School Choir brought Kentucky to The Big Apple on Wednesday with a rendition of “My Old Kentucky Home” and a cheer for the University of Kentucky Wildcats outside NBC Studios in Rockefeller Center.

The 60-member choir was trying to catch the attention of Today Show hosts with the state song ― and it worked, said choral director Lisa Jury.

After they were spotted, students were shuffled to an area where they could be seen behind hosts Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie. And Jury said she thinks about half of the “My Old Kentucky Home” performance made it on the air.

Family and friends back in Kentucky told them they heard the group chanting “C-A-T-S, Cats, Cats, Cats!” Jury said.

Some students even got the chance to take a “selfie” with Today’s Talk co-host Hoda Kotb.

Central choir members go on the New York City trip every four years, and this is the second time they’ve gone, Jury said.

The group will perform Friday at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan a selection of “reverent, very classical music that would sound good in a cathedral,” the choir director said.

But leading up to that performance, the trip itinerary was packed full of experiences one can only have in New York.

Students left from Central early Monday and arrived in New York that night to spend nearly an hour in Times Square “to see all of the lights,” Jury said.

On Tuesday, students had the choice of seeing musicals “Pippin” or “Cinderella,” took a group picture in Times Square and toured Radio City Music Hall where they met a Rockette. The group also visited the Top of the Rock Observation Deck on the 70th floor of the Rockefeller Center where they could get unobstructed 360-degree city views. Later, students had the chance to shop on Fifth Avenue, which is lined with an array of shops and major attractions.

Text Only
  • 6-26 Berea Arts Camp 1.jpg 'Art just for art's sake'

    In addition to molding clay, developing film and painting pictures, children in the Berea Summer Arts Camp are learning to express themselves in a healthy way, Jennifer Bellando, artist and painting teacher, said Wednesday.

    June 26, 2014 6 Photos

  • Shape-note learners group starts Sunday

    A new shape-note learners group will conduct its first meeting 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the Central Bank community room, 350 W. Main St., Richmond.

    June 24, 2014

  • 06.17 Art in the Garden 1.jpg Lush gardens, creative art on display Saturday

    The creativity of local artists will be on display Saturday in some of Richmond’s most lush and elaborate residential gardens.

    The annual Art in the Garden Tour sponsored the Richmond Area Arts Council, the Richmond Garden Club and the Riley Oil Company will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    June 16, 2014 3 Photos

  • 5-4 Derby Brunch 4 .jpg RAAC gives White Hall its own derby

    Most of the ladies wore extravagant hats, and the men were dressed in rather sporty attire.

    The crowd got misty eyed as they listened to a choir sing “My Old Kentucky Home.”

    And little guys rode horses at an iconic Kentucky location.

    The food was pretty good, too, including the obligatory hot brown and chocolate pecan pie.

    This was neither the Kentucky Derby or Churchill Downs, however.

    May 3, 2014 8 Photos

  • 5-4 Derby Gala 1 .jpg Gala on Derby Eve benefits Hospice Care Plus

    Hospice Care Plus was the beneficiary of Friday night’s annual Gala on Derby Eve staged this year for the first time in Eastern Kentucky University’s Keen Johnson Ballroom.

    May 3, 2014 4 Photos

  • Deadline to enter Madison’s Got Talent is Thursday

    “Does your child or grandchild have talent? Then encourage them to enter the Madison’s Got Talent competition May 16,” said Deborah Kidd, executive director of the Richmond Area Arts Council.

    April 26, 2014

  • 4-11 PuppetryFILE.jpg Puppet parade planned Saturday in Berea

    The city of Berea will be celebrating Puppets in the Park on Saturday as part of the National Day of Puppetry.

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-3 NYC trip 2.jpg Central choir enjoys week in The Big Apple

    The Madison Central High School Choir brought Kentucky to The Big Apple on Wednesday with a rendition of “My Old Kentucky Home” and a cheer for the University of Kentucky Wildcats outside NBC Studios in Rockefeller Center.

    April 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hamlet logo.jpg Hamlet, Ophelia given sharp portrayals at EKU Center

    They may not have packed the house the way a rock ’n’ roll band could have, but The Acting Company’s cast of “Hamlet” delivered an intense as well as entertaining performance Wednesday night at the EKU Center for the Arts.

    March 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 3-12 irishdancers 1.jpg RAAC Celtic Festival is Friday

    Irish music, dancing and food will be featured as the Richmond Area Arts Council celebrates Kentucky’s Celtic heritage Friday evening.
    The event is from 6 to 8 p.m. at RAAC, 399 W. Water St.

    March 11, 2014 1 Photo