May 22, 2006
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.—The Amherst College Choral Society will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, at Fenway Park before the game between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. Mallorie Chernin, director, and Rachel Dunham ’05, assistant director, will conduct more than 50 members of the Concert Choir, Men’s Glee Club and Women’s Chorus. The student leader of the Glee Club is Michael Bernstein ’08 of New York City. Julia Fox ’07 of Houston, Texas, leads the Concert Choir and Tara Kulkarni ’07 of Forest Hills, N.Y., the Women’s Chorus.

The Boston Red Sox have been inviting choral groups from Massachusetts colleges and universities to perform at Fenway Park throughout the month of May. The Amherst College Choral Society got the call unexpectedly last Friday morning, May 19, the final day of final exams at the college. Chernin says her student singers, as might be expected at the end of exams, had begun to scatter, but by Friday evening she was able to pull together 50. Many are from the Boston area and are “excited beyond belief” by the chance to perform at Fenway Park, Chernin says.

Amherst Choral Society at Red Sox game

Photo: Samuel Masinter '04