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Canadian School Carolers Get Repeat Request From Sardi’s

January 6, 1993

VICTORIA, British Columbia (AP) _ Singing students from Canada who visited New York over the holidays to sample Broadway theater found themselves in the spotlight after a few Christmas carols.

Heard breaking into song on the sidewalk, the Claremont Carollers, students at Claremont Secondary School, were asked to close the New Year’s Eve show at the New York Improvisational Theater.

That would have been enough of a thrill, but that was only the beginning.

While having dinner at Sardi’s, the restaurant famed for attracting Broadway stars, the group began practicing at their table for the Improv show. Owner Vince Sardi asked them to perform on the eatery’s main floor.

And it doesn’t end there.

On Tuesday, the group got word Sardi’s wants them back for a performance next New Year’s.

″It is just incredible,″ said John Pringle, school principal. ″This time we’ll have time to practice and rehearse and get ready for it.″

Students were already trying for seats on the next New York trip, said teacher Matthew Howe, who coached the carolers.

″It’s not just because we’re singing at Sardi’s, it was so much fun anyway,″ said Mike Pustil, 15.