Dr. Jeffords performed with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus at Carnegie Hall on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Carnegie Hall, in New York City, is one on the world's most famous concert halls. The orchestra and chorus performed Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem" ending the Britten 100 Festival. The "War Requiem" is a landmark 20th century masterpiece. The Atlanta Symphony recording of this piece won a Grammy for Best Choral Performance. Also, the Atlanta Symphony Chorus performed this piece with the Berlin Philharmonic in the landmark Berlin Philharmonie in 2003.
Carnegie Hall opened in 1891 and has hosted nearly musical iconic figure since founding. Tchaikovsky and Dvorsak conducted there. Robert Shaw, the late Conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, had a legendary relationship at Carnegie Hall hosting their Choral Workshop until his death. The Atlanta Symphony Chorus has performed at Carnegie Hall over 20 times since their formation in 1972.
Keith Jeffords, MD has a four decade relationship with the Atlanta Symphony. He was a trumpet player in the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra. He joined the Atlanta Symphony Chorus in 1981 under Robert Shaw and sang with this choir until 1987. Dr. Jeffords rejoined the Atlanta Symphony Chorus upon his return to Atlanta in 2000 and has been a member ever since.