The members of the Dickson County High School Choir and their chaperones and supporters begin the long trip home today after this weekend’s successful performance at Carnegie Hall. Despite a winter storm that dumped more than a foot of snow on New York Thursday and Saturday, the Isaac Stern Auditorium was almost full for the Ensemble Spotlight Series on Sunday featuring the DCHS Choir and the Homestead and Shorewood High School Chamber Orchestra from Milwaukee performing individually. Then after intermission the DCHS Choir joined the State University of New York-Fredonia Festival Chorale and the New England Symphonic Ensemble to perform Ralph Vaughan Williams’ cantata “Dona Nobis Pacem” under the direction of Gerald Gray, a 1984 DCHS graduate who is now director of choral studies at SUNY-Fredonia The choir’s trip to New York was delayed from Thursday to Friday after the storm canceled their flights. After some quick changes in plans, three planes carrying choir members left Friday headed to Dallas and then to New York. As the last group was arriving at the choir’s hotel, the remaining members were already in a late-night rehearsal. Another rehearsal was held Saturday before a full dress rehearsal on Sunday morning. In between, the choir members got to tour New York, including a harbor tour, the Empire State Building and more. With American Airlines agreeing to waive fees for changing flights, the choir members got to stay an extra day instead of returning on Monday. The choir and its boosters raised more than $160,000 for the trip.