Haitian Harmony at the Alltech Experience Pavilion

Sep 27

 

Haitian Harmony

Haitian Harmony kids with Eric Brown on the right.

The Alltech Experience Pavilion is a great place to take the whole family when you are at the games. We have lots of entertaining and educational exhibits and when you are done learning about the Future of Farming and Sustainability you can relax, have a Kentucky Ale and listen to some live music.

Yesterday a big crowd gathered to watch the Haitian Harmony choir sing. Alltech and the University of Kentucky teamed up to assemble this choir of Haitian school children from the village of Ouanaminthe in northeast Haiti. Eric Brown, the tallest guy in the photo, is a University of Kentucky graduate student in voice studying under Dr. Everett McCorvey. He made several trips to Haiti to select and train the choir along with Manuel Castillo, also one of Dr. McCorvey's students.

 

Gustavo Dudamel with Haitian Harmony at the Alltech Experience Pavilion

Gustavo Dudamel with Haitian Harmony at the Alltech Experience Pavilion

The choir arrived in Lexington last week and the have only performed for an audience a few times. Gustavo Dudamel and the Vienna Philharmonic were in the audience for this performance. The kids will be performing again this week at the pavilion and on October 4th at the Haitian Harmony Benefit Concert with The Chieftains to raise money for the Alltech Sustainable Haiti Project. The project will raise money to build a sustainable village, improve education and create jobs in Ouanaminthe.

 

 

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