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Regent Choir Performs at Carnegie Hall

Regent Choir Performs at Carnegie Hall

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Mar. 21, 2024) – The Regent University Choir made school history in its debut performance at New York City’s famed Carnegie Hall.

“Receiving an invitation to take the stage at Carnegie Hall puts the Regent Choir in the company of some of the most distinguished and esteemed artists in the world,” said Joan Pi, director of choral activities at Regent University. “The stunning acoustics of the theater framed the concert of voices in a way that took both the artists and audience on a journey. It was an experience that the choir and I will hold on to for a lifetime.”

Student and faculty members of the Regent Choir smiling on the charter bus they took from Regent University to Carnegie Hall.

The Regent University Choir traveled to New York City to join nearly 150 singers from Virginia and Texas to perform Francis Poulenc’s Gloria and Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna.

Singers participated in a four-day residency that consisted of joint rehearsals from Thursday to Saturday and culminated with a Sunday concert on the Perelman Stage in the Stern Auditorium on Sunday, March 17, 2024.

A wide shot in Carnegie Hall that includes the Regent Choir that performed with other choir singers and symphony players that performed together.

“It was the highlight of my music career so far, but it was also an opportunity to worship God through excellence and dedication,” said Hannah Lee, Choir Member & Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology at Regent. “Singing praise to Him in such a beautiful, historic space was an immense honor and joy. 

Pi summed up the experience with this closing thought: “It was God’s provision and grace that the choir and I were able to give praise, honor, and glory to the Lord through sharing the magnificent pieces of music in the heart of the world’s capital. To God be the glory!”

The Regent Choir is marking this grand accomplishment with a coming-home celebration and concert, joining SYMPHONICITY in performing Francis Poulenc’s Gloria once again under the direction of Maestro Daniel W. Boothe on Sunday, March 24, at 3:00 p.m. at the Sandler Center. 

About Regent University

Founded in 1977, Regent University is America’s premier Christian university, with more than 13,000 students studying on its 70-acre campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and online around the world. The university offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in more than 150 areas of study including business, communication and the arts, counseling, cybersecurity, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, nursing, healthcare, and psychology. Regent University has been ranked the #1 Best Accredited Online College in the United States (, 2020), the #1 Safest College Campus in Virginia (YourLocalSecurity, 2021), and the #1 Best Online Bachelor’s Program in Virginia for 12 years in a row (U.S. News & World Report, 2024).