Gadsden City junior will sing at Carnegie Hall in February
Kloe Justice, a junior at Gadsden City High School, will soon have the chance to perform at the legendary Carnegie Hall in New York.
Justice was recently selected for the 2022 High School Honors performance series and will sing at Carnegie Hall in February. Top-rated high school performers from around the world are chosen for one of five honorary sets, so Justice is in elite company.
“I am grateful to have been chosen to be part of the Honors Performance Series Chorus and sing at Carnegie Hall in New York City in February,” Justice said. “I am so grateful to everyone who has supported me along the way, including my family, my friends, my directors and all of my choir teachers. I am also very happy to meet all the other finalists from all over the world.
Justice will join other artists from the United States, as well as students from Australia, Bermuda, China, Guam and South Korea for the performance.
There will be two performances by the students – an instrumental performance with honors on February 5 and a choral performance with honors on February 6.
Justice has proven herself worthy of the honor with a solid resume in the performing arts. She studied music for 10 years and is a member of Gadsden City High School Choir, Titan Chorale and Titan Theatre.
She has received several awards locally and nationally. In addition, she has been a member of the CharACTers Children’s Theater ELITE troupe for 10 years.
The Honors Performance Series showcases accomplished artists at the high school level and allows them to study under master conductors before performing on the big stage.
“After performing all over the world for over a year, we are thrilled to return to the Carnegie Hall stage,” Honors Performance Series program director Marion Gomez said in a press release. “Being selected for the Honors Performance Series is something every finalist should be extremely proud to accomplish.
“We have processed nearly 10,000 applications this year and selected over 500 of the most talented student performers from around the world,” he said. “Working with these conductors and performing at Carnegie Hall is a unique experience that these musicians will never forget.”
Justice and the other finalists will spend five days discovering New York City, including attending a Broadway show and visiting famous sites such as Times Square, in addition to learning and demonstrating their abilities in front of a live audience.
For Justice, it’s the kind of opportunity she’s worked hard for.
“It has always been a dream of mine to sing at Carnegie Hall and I hope to be able to continue singing in New York one day,” she said.