The old joke, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice,” could now sport a new punch line.
This weekend, students from both Queens’ schools will perform selections from Duke Ellington’s Sacred Music Project in the venerable hall’s Stern Auditorium.
Besides the students, professional singers, musicians and dancers will take part in the March 23 show.
The choirs include students from Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music, the Upper Eastside’s Talent Unlimited High School and Harlem’s Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing and Visual Arts as well as Forest Hills and Frank Sinatra. Performers from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra provide the music.
The concert takes place this Sunday, March 23, at 3 p.m.