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Lawrence Academy Singers To Return to Carnegie Hall

  Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m., the Lawrence Academy Singers will take the stage of New York’s Carnegie Hall for the third time under the auspices of MidAmerica Productions. The group will join ensembles from South Carolina and Indiana to perform one of the most beloved works of choral music, the Gloria of Antonio Vivaldi. Choral director and clinician James P. Johnson will conduct a massed choir of more than 135 voices; vocal soloists Kathryn Bowden, soprano and Anna Laurenzo, mezzo-soprano; and the New England Symphonic Ensemble, as part of MidAmerica Productions’ 36th concert season.

   Lawrence Academy Singers is an un-auditioned ensemble that meets during the academic day and is under the direction of Jenny Cooper. Lawrencian Chorale is a community ensemble offered to faculty and students that rehearses weekly. Both ensembles performed this work in January.  

 The concert will conclude with Haydn’s “Mariazeller” Mass, conducted by Elizabeth Schauer, with soloists Kathryn Bowden, soprano; Anna Laurenzo, mezzo-soprano; Brandon Scott Russell, tenor;and Rubin Casas, bass; and the New England Symphonic Ensemble.

   Concerts in the Isaac Stern Auditorium/Ronald O. Perelman Stage are $150, $100, and $50. Tickets may be obtained by contacting CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800, visiting the Carnegie Hall Box Office at 57th Street and 7th Avenue in New York, NY, or by going online to For more information, contact

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