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The Riverhead High School chamber choir performed at the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall Tuesday night.

The choir, directed by Dena Marie Tishim, was given this opportunity after the Reverend Mary Cooper of the House of Praise in Riverhead secured them a spot in the show and offered to pay a portion of their performance fee. 

“It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for these students to perform in the historic venue where the Tony Awards are held annually,” Tishim said. 

Prior to the performance, the students enjoyed each other’s company while dining at Ellen’s Stardust Diner, whose wait staff consists of Broadway and off-Broadway star hopefuls. They also watched as Riverhead’s own All-State percussionist William Green perform on tambourine alongside the waiters and waitresses. 

Upcoming performances by the Riverhead High School chamber choir will be held Dec. 13, at 6 p.m., at the Jamesport Meeting House “Carols and Cookies” event, and Dec. 15, at 6 p.m., at the First Baptist Church’s “A Gift to the Community” event. 

Photo caption: Riverhead High School’s elite chamber choir performed at Radio City Music Hall on Dec. 3. 

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