Sunday, May 18, 2003

Rachel Lang



Chorus: Cincinnati Children's Choir

Age: 13

Home: Montgomery

School: All Saints

Why I do it: "I've always loved singing. I found out about the choir at school. I tried out and made it into the touring choir, which made me happy. It's so much fun, I keep doing it."

Last great piece of choral music I performed: Philip Glass' Symphony No. 5, "Requiem, Bardo, Nirmanakaya," April 26 at the University of Cincinnati College-

Conservatory of Music. "It was really neat and really hard. It was so much fun to learn, and so amazing when we got together with the orchestra and different choirs."

Most embarrassing choral moment: "Oh gosh, I dropped my music onstage. Little slip-ups cause a problem. Nothing big, thankfully. I've been able to keep my head."

Other talents: "I really like art and writing, had five years of jazz dancing, and I play flute in band." (Rachel has won top prizes in Power of the Pen, a state writing competition.)

When I'm not singing: "I love writing fantasy stories."

Favorite place to sing: "Music Hall. That place is so beautiful; it's so amazing to sing on that stage. I've sung there four times this year. It blew me away, how great it was."

CD in the car or stereo: Les Miserables

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be: Madeleine L'Engle, author of A Wrinkle in Time.

I've always wanted to be: "a Broadway actress."

Future plans: Going to Ursuline Academy for high school.




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• Youth chorus profiles:
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Mark Dapkins
Rachel Lang
Brittany Lucas

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