High Tech’s youth choir to perform at Rockefeller Center tree lighting in NYC


The choir from High Tech High School, a part of the Hudson County Schools of Technology, will perform at the Rockefeller Center tree lighting in New York City, with their final rehearsal in Secaucus set for this morning.

Photo courtesy of the Hudson County Schools of Technology.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The choir will perform during NBC’s broadcast of “Christmas in Rockefeller Center,” airing Wednesday, November 29, starting at 7 p.m.

The Choir was selected last Wednesday by “The Kelly Clarkson Show” as winners of the 2023 NBC 4 New York/Telemundo 47 “Star Choir” competition.

The choir prevailed over 75 other entries from across the Tri-State area and was the first New Jersey-based youth choir to win the community competition.

Entries for the 2023 NBC 4 New York/Telemundo 47 “Star Choir” competition were accepted for youth singing groups residing within New York City DMA, consisting of New York, New Jersey, Fairfield County, Connecticut and Pike County, Pennsylvania. 76 entries were received between September 18 and October 12.

To support their national performance, the school will receive a $10,000 donation from “The Kelly Clarkson Show” sponsor Balsam Hill and another $5,000 donation from NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47.

Previous “Star Choir” winners hailed from P.S. 103 in The Bronx (2021) and P.S.14 in Corona, Queens (2022).

Unique to the public County Vocational High School, the “Musical Theater Voices” Choir is not a formal school program or club.

The singers are members of school’s musical theatre arts program who separately organized themselves and regularly practice together outside the classroom and perform at yearly school showcases, special assembly programs and community events.

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