The Turtle Creek Chorale performance at Carnegie Hall on July 9, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Suzanne Taffet) Wowing a New York audience isn’t easy but when the Turtle Creek Chorale performed to a packed house at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, July 9, they received standing ovations throughout the show.

Artistic director Sean Baugh assured the audience he wasn’t a bit nervous while reminding himself that Carnegie Hall is “just another room,” but the chorale, along with about 30 members of the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus came through with a stellar performance.

Four numbers opened the show featuring a variety of Black voices from the Chorale and Choir including the TCC staple “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” The four soloists — Gregory Perry Jr., Brian Dixon, Rickey Douglas and David Burney — set the right tone that this was going to be something special.