Highlights from the AVPA NYC Field Trip

Ella Weidman, Editor

Alexis Koch, EHS’s AVPA leader and choral director, shared some highlights from the 2023 NYC Trip below. Sounds like it was an incredible time! Click here for more information about AVPA.

  • The house band at the Cotton Club invited Cino to perform a song with them!!
  • We got to see Starry Night at the MoMa with our own eyes!
  • We explored the Metropolitan Museum of Art!
  • We sang on the stage at the Apollo Theater and got a tour of the back stage!  Mr. Apollo himself talked with us and signed copies of his new book that tells all the iconic stories of the Apollo!  We even saw the signatures of all the famous greats who have performed there (Temptations, Beyonce, Steve Wonder….)
  • We saw the new musical Six!
  • We saw Hadestown and had a Q&A with the conductor & cast members after the show!
  • We did a workshop with a cast member of Hadestown!
  • We created beautiful artwork from NYC trash in a professional visual art workshop!
  • Real Broadway performers sang at our dinner tables while serving our meals at Gayle’s Star Diner!
The entire experience was something none of us will ever forget.  Thank you to all who helped make this experience possible!