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Three from FHU to Sing at Carnegie Hall

Henderson, Tenn. - Nov 10, 2016

Two Freed-Hardeman University students and a recent graduate will participate in the Young Adult Honors Performance Series Feb. 2-6, 2017, at Carnegie Hall. The three include Austin England, a law and politics major from Henderson; Parker Pearce, a Bible major from Greenfield, Missouri; and Abby Lambert, a 2016 theatre graduate now living in Sacramento, California.

The three will further their skills, work with master conductors, rehearse with other musicians from around the world and perform on the world-renowned Ronald O. Perelman stage at Carnegie Hall. When not rehearsing, they will see the sights, attend a Broadway show or an opera at the Met, interact with professional New York City musicians and participate in workshops led by Broadway cast members. A performance Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, will conclude the weekend.

FHU music professors Richard England, Gary McKnight and Alan Kinningham nominated five students for the program. Three decided to complete the audition process, which included submitting a biographical statement and a performance recording. All three were chosen for the series.

“The music program at FHU is elated to be represented by Abby, Parker and Austin as a part of Carnegie Hall's Honors Performance Series.  Their acceptance is the result of their hard work and the quality of that work.  We're looking forward to being in New York and enjoying the performance at Carnegie Hall," Richard England said.