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.
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: