Vocal Music Ensemble members are eligible through an audition process to participate in a World Strides Honors Chorus Festival under the direction of Dr. Eph Ehly, culminating in a performance at Carnegie Hall, Sunday April 7, 2019. This four day New York City residency begins Friday April 5th and concludes on Monday April 8th.  In addition to rehearsing and performing with other advanced high school singers and a world renowned conductor, this trip includes sightseeing opportunities and a Broadway Musical.  Details will be shared at an informational meeting with Julie Freebern Thursday August 30th at 6:30 p.m. in the Riley Center Music Room. RSVP jfreebern@burrburton.org to express interest in this amazing opportunity as space is limited.


Who, What, Where, When & Why

    •    Members of the 2018-2019 Vocal Music Ensemble

    •    Chaperones Julie Freebern(802-379-0825) & Amber Burrow(802-688-3652)

    •    4 Day NYC residency with conductor Eph Ehly Friday April 5-Monday 8, 2019

    •    Special invitation to join an Honor’s Chorus culminating in a Carnegie Hall performance 8:30 p.m. Sunday April 7, 2019. Tickets Available Here


Concert Company & Lodging

   •   World Stride Heritage Festival

   •   Lodging Accommodations-Marriott Marquis on 46th Street /7th Avenue 


Payment & Paperwork

    •    Package includes Hotel, Rehearsal Space, Performance Hall, Conductor, Accompanist, Sightseeing Excursion, Broadway Musical , CD, Plaque & Certificates

    •      $,1650.00 divided by 3 payments=$550.00

    •    Initial Payment + Permission Slip/Medical Form + Eligibility Form + Contract due on or before Thursday September 20th 

    •    Second Payment due on or before Thursday November 29th 

    •    Final Payment due on or before Thursday January 24th 

    •    Suggested Food needed April 5th-April 8th $200.00($20.00 per meal x’s 10 meals +/-)

    •     Estimated Trip Total=$1,850.00(not including shopping:)


Provided By BBA

    •    Round trip bus transportation 

    •    Music scores & rehearsal resources

    •      Chaperone Support

Other Information

    •    Optional Tuxedo Rental@Heinels & Gown Purchase@Formal Fashion Inc.

    •      The Rowland Student Life and Learning Fund(see On Campus Resources) 



    •    Thursday August 30th Informational Meeting 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Music Room

    •    Wednesday April 3rd Full Group Rehearsal 5:30 p.m.-6:15 p.m. Music Room

    •    Wednesday April 3rd Final Meeting 6:15p.m.-7:00 p.m. Music Room

    •    Friday April 5th Depart for NYC, Hotel Check In, Rehearsal & Broadway Show

    •    Saturday April 6th a.m. Rehearsal & p.m. Sightseeing

    •    Sunday April 7th Sightseeing, 2:30 p.m. Dress Rehearsal & 8:30 p.m. Performance 

    •    Monday April 8th Return to VT-Early Afternoon-TBD


Rehearsals-Sectional Combinations

    •    Tuesday October 9th 6:00 PM-7:30 PM TENOR & BASS

    •    Wednesday November 28th 6:00 PM-7:30 PM SOPRANO & ALTO

    •    Monday December 10th 6:00 PM-7:30 PM SOPRANO & TENOR

    •    Thursday January 31st 6:00 PM-7:30 PM ALTO & BASS

    •      Wednesday February 27th 6:00 PM-7:30 PM TENOR & ALTO

    •    Thursday March 28th 6:00 PM-7:30 PM SOPRANO & BASS


Extra Help Sessions

    •    E and Flex Block September-April


Itinerary as of 11/27/18

Friday April 5th

Departure from the Lower Circle 7:00 a.m.

12:00 p.m. Check into the Marriott Marquis on 46th/7th

3:00 p.m. Rehearsal 

5:00 Dinner

8:00 p.m. Broadway Show Dear Evan Hansen

Sign in Upon Arrival/Lights Out 1/2 Hour After Sign In-TBD


Saturday April 6th

9:00 a.m. Morning Rehearsal

12:00 Lunch

2:00 p.m. Rehearsal

5:00 p.m. Head to Time Square

6:00 p.m. Planet Hollywood Dinner Together

8:30 p.m. Empire State Building Observation Deck

10:30 p.m. Sign In/11:00 p.m. Lights Out


Sunday April 7th

Breakfast/Free Time

11:30 Radio City Music Hall Tour

2:30 p.m. Rehearsal

3:30 Free Time/Early Dinner

5:30 Load Busses to Carnegie Hall

6:30 p.m. Sound Check

8:30 p.m. Concert

Sign in Upon Arrival/Lights Out 1/2 Hour After Sign In-TBD


Monday April 8th

Depart NYC 11:00 a.m.

Arrival VT 4:00 p.m.

Concert Attire

  • Burr & Burton Academy Concert Issued Blouses, Tux Shirts, Bow Ties & Cummerbund

  • Black Dress Pants or Black Skirt Below the Knee

  • FLAT CLOSED TOE Black Dress Shoes

  • Black Socks or Black Stockings


Julie Freebern