Cassville native sings at Carnegie Hall

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Ray: 'The sound is absolutely perfect'

Cassville native Sarah Ray recently had the privilege of singing at one of the most esteemed performance venues in the world -- Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Cassville native Sarah Ray had the privilege of singing at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Nov. 12 with the Springfield Mid-America Singers. Contributed photo

Ray was invited to sing with the Springfield Mid-America Singers. A College of the Ozarks student from 1996-2000, Ray graduated with a degree in Vocal Performance.

"I had sang there before, back in 2000 with the College of the Ozarks, but not in that particular hall," Ray said. "We were invited last year to perform with a mass choir that was going to sing some music from Mozart, as well as debut a new piece. I signed up to go [this year], and my mother, Barbara Ray, and uncle, Ed Crews, were able to come along.

"We had an absolutely fabulous time and were able to sing in the main Carnegie Hall stage. Being there was just as amazing, as it's not only incredibly beautiful, but the sound is absolutely perfect."

Ray previously sang with the College of the Ozarks Chorale for four years, which performed at various venues and also traveled to Washington, D.C., and Italy to perform.

"We were able to see and experience so many wonderful things," Ray said. "The people of New York City are so amazing, and I really hope that if strangers come to Cassville, they are able to say the same things about us."

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