Lexington Singers play Carnegie Hall Sunday

Conductor Jefferson Johnson, accompanist Jay Flippin and the Lexington Singers in a rehearsal last spring. © Photos by Rich Copley.

Conductor Jefferson Johnson, accompanist Jay Flippin and the Lexington Singers in a rehearsal last spring. © Photos by Rich Copley.

The Lexington Singers are taking the sounds of the Bluegrass to the heart of one of the nation’s cultural capitols this weekend with a performance at New York’s Carnegie Hall.

The 2 p.m. Sunday performance will feature Jefferson Johnson leading the more-than-100 voice choir in a performance of Carol Barnett and Marisha Chamberlain’s The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass, a piece the Singers performed in Lexington in March and that received its Lexington premiere last year in a performance by the Lexington Chamber Chorale.

Dailey & Vincent, Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent, on stage at the Festival of the Bluegrass, June 7, 2013.

Dailey & Vincent, Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent, on stage at the Festival of the Bluegrass, June 7, 2013.

The mass takes the traditional mass form and sets it to traditional bluegrass instrumentation including banjo and mandolin. Holding down that part of the program will be bluegrass superstars Dailey & Vincent.

For the New York performance the Lexington Singers will join forces with  choirs from Florida, New York, and Vancouver and an orchestra. This is the third time the Lexington Singers have sung at Carnegie Hall. It is one of numerous distinguished venues the chorus has performed at including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

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