Freshman selected to sing in Carnegie Hall


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Singers performing in Carnegie Hall in New York. This building was built in 1891.

Freshman Caitlin Leiker along with several other talented performers will be performing in Distinguished Concert International New York’s (DCINY) in Appalachian Winter in Carnegie Hall on Nov. 27.

According to Marketing Assistant Malcom Moon, several choirs auditioned through an intensive process and the selected choirs were chosen by members of the artistic board.

Leiker will be one of the youngest performers there as she sings with Total Praise a choir group branched of off Crossroads, a local choir here in Hays.

The performance will be led by Conductor and Composer Joseph Martin.

The singers will spend five days and four nights in New York City. About 9-10 hours will be spent in rehearsals over those five days, leaving time for the performers to enjoy the history and culture of New York City.

Leiker said that other than performing she was most looking forward to seeing the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and going to see “Anastasia” on Broadway.

“It’s amazing,” Leiker said. “I’ve always dreamed of going to New York and doing all the touristy stuff and performing there. I’m just really excited.”