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Sunday, July 21, 2019

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Local high school student selected to perform at Carnegie Hall

Local high school student selected to perform at Carnegie Hall

Brock Williams, a student at South Lafourche High School, has been selected for the 2015 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall, presented by WorldStrides. He will perform as a first tenor at Carnegie Hall in February with the Honors Choir.

Participation in one of the three Honors Ensembles is limited to the highest rated high school performers from across North America and select schools internationally.

Brock Williams, a senior, auditioned this fall for the Honors Performance Series and was accepted after a review by the Honors Selection Board. Acceptance to the elite group is a direct result of the talent, dedication, and achievements demonstrated in his application and audition recording.

Brock will join other performers from 49 United States, several provinces in Canada, and several foreign countries for a special performance at world-famous Carnegie Hall, a venue that marks the pinnacle of musical achievement.

According to Morgan Smith, Program Director, “Being selected to the Honors Performance Series is something each finalist should be extremely proud of accomplishing. We process more than ten thousand nominations annually, selecting only the most talented performers applying on an international level. Working with these conductors and performing at Carnegie Hall is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that these student musicians never forget.”

Brock has studied music for 6 years and is a member of the South Lafourche High School Choir (where he serves as president), the Lafourche Honor Choir, and the District Honor Choir. He has participated in the South Lafourche Christmas Production and Variety Show and the Farm Bureau Talent Show.

Brock also received the Superior Baritone Solo Award, serves as vice president of his International Thespian Society chapter, and performed with the Disney Choir for three years.

In response to his selection as a Finalist, Brock said, “It is an honor to participate in the Honors Performance Series because I truly have a love for music and singing, and I know this experience will impact my life forever!”
Finalists will come together for five days in February in New York City to have the opportunity to learn from conductor Dr. Eph Ehly, work with other finalists, and get a taste of New York City.

On Sunday, February 22, performance is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased beginning 60 days prior to the performance through the Carnegie Hall box office.