Cheshire Fire Choir off to New York for Carnegie Hall and Ground Zero performances

Members of Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service choir, which was formed for the BBC TV series The Choir: Sing While You Work, will travel to New York in February to perform their signature song, The Rising, at Ground Zero Memorial Plaza in tribute to the 343 firefighters who died in the 9/11 attacks on the Twin Towers.

The song, written by Bruce Springsteen, tells the story of a firefighter who was inside one of the towers on that fateful day and realises he isn’t going to survive. While in New York the choir has also been invited to sing in a special concert at the world-famous Carnegie Hall where they will be performing Paul Mealor’s ‘Stabat Mater’.

Carnegie Hall is home to music of all genres, with memorable stage performances from the likes of The Beatles, Judy Garland, Glenn Miller, Rolling Stones, Shirley Bassey and many, many more.

Last updated: Thursday 11 February 2016

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