Singing at Carnegie Hall

by Jeffrey Carter

Webster University students — 53 in all — and three faculty members in the Department of Music performed on Sunday afternoon at one of the world’s most important performance venues: Carnegie Hall in New York City.


Soprano Heather McKenzie Patterson, mezzo-soprano Martha J. Hart (Director of Vocal Studies), and baritone Jacob Lassetter, Associate Professor were featured soloists in the Mass No. 5 in A-flat major by Franz Schubert.  The Webster choirs were prepared by Trent Patterson, Associate Professor.

Choirs from St. Louis Community College – Meramec and the University of Missouri – St. Louis joined the mass chorus, led by David Rayl of Michigan State University.

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I was able to take a few surreptitious rehearsal photos:

After the concert:

And some proud students with our two full-time voice faculty members, both soloists today at Carnegie Hall:

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