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All the World’s a Stage for Saint Ray’s Freshman
On February 17, 2015
It is with a song (or two) in her heart that Jenny Sullivan is preparing for a trip to the Big Apple, where she will be performing on the most renowned and historic stage in the world at just 14 years old.
A freshman at Saint Raphael Academy, Jenny has been selected to perform as a second soprano in the Honors Choir at the 2015 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall in February. The performance series chooses 500 of the most talented students studying music from all over the United States, Canada, and selected countries through a vigorous audition process.
Jenny, who is from North Providence, began studying music on professional level four years ago, and she auditioned for the Honors Choir program last spring. In less than a year at Saint Ray’s, she has made an impact among her instructors. “I have only had her for a short time in liturgical choir but she is wonderful!” said Laura Ducharme, music and chorus instructor.
Jenny also enjoys acting, and has performed with The Wilbury Group and Lakeside Theatre Group. She will be appearing in Saint Ray’s production of “The Stolen Child” in March, a play that will also be featured at the Rhode Island Drama Festival.
“I have been very impressed with how intuitive and attentive she is to her role in the play. She takes direction well and always works to improve her work. She helps to set a standard for the rest of the cast as well. I often forget that she is only a freshmen because of how mature she is and because of her level of talent for acting,” said drama teacher Moira Carreraher.
The performance series at Carnegie Hall is presented by WorldStrides, a travel company whose music programs allow students to showcase their talents throughout the world, and receives more than 10,000 nominations annually for these programs. Tickets for Jenny’s performance on February 22, 2015, are available to the public.
Read more in an article from the Rhode Island Catholic.