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John Bapst Senior Back to Carnegie Hall for a Second Round

Posted Feb. 04, 2013, at 9:23 a.m.

Christina Long, a senior at John Bapst Memorial High School has been selected for the American High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall for the second consecutive year. She will be a part of the Honors Choir as a Soprano 1. Participation in the Honors Orchestra, Honors Band, and Honors Choir is limited to the highest rated high school performers from across North America and select international schools.

Christina auditioned this fall for the Honors Performance Series and was accepted after a review by the Selection Board committee. Acceptance to the elite group is a direct result of the talent, dedication, and achievements demonstrated in her application and audition recording. Christina will join choristers and instrumentalists from all over the world for a special performance at the world-famous Carnegie Hall, a venue that marks the pinnacle of musical achievement.

Christina credits her voice teacher, Karen Pendleton, her school’s concert choir under the direction of Al McIntyre, and the Bangor Area Children’s Choir and Youth Chorale, formerly under the direction of Michelle Voss and currently conducted by Steve Weston for helping her develop her voice over the years. She thanks her parents for their incredible support.

Finalists will come together for five days in February 2013 in New York City to have the opportunity to learn from Dr. Eph Ehly, work with other Finalists, and get a taste of New York City. The 2013 conductors are Dr. Eph Ehly, Sharon Lavery, and Jeffrey Grogan. The Sunday, February 10th performance is available to the public and specially-invited representatives from collegiate music programs.

The Honors Performance Series was created to showcase accomplished individual high school performers by allowing them to study under master conductors and perform in the celebrated venue, Carnegie Hall. Students from the United States, Canada, Germany, Korea, Africa and Taiwan have participated in the Series. Learn more by visiting www.honorsperformance.org.

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