Riverdale-Carnegie

Riverdale High School students Sydney Callahan, Colby Davis and Mara Watson have been selected to perform with a student choir at Carnegie Hall. SUBMITTED

Riverdale High School students Sydney Callahan, Colby Davis and Mara Watson have been selected for the 202 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall.

They will perform on Feb. 2 with the National Honor Concert Choir. Participation in one of the five Honors Ensembles is limited to the highest-rated high school performers from across the world.

The three students auditioned for the Honors Performance Series last summer and were recently accepted after a review by the Honors Selection Board of more than 18,000 nominations. 

All three students are members of the Riverdale Singers at Riverdale High School under the direction of Brenda Williams. 

Sydney, a senior, spent most of her junior year working as a contestant on “American Idol”.

Colby, a sophomore, was selected for Freshman Honor Choir last year, and All-County, Mid-State and All-State Honor Choirs this year.

Mara, a sophomore, has also achieved honors in Freshman Honor Choir last year, and All-County Honor Choir this year.

The Riverdale students will join students from 47 states, Guam, several provinces of Canada, Bermuda, China, Hong Kong, Mexico, Qatar and South Korea for two performances at the world-famous Carnegie Hall.

“Being selected to the Honors Performance Series is something each finalist should be extremely proud of accomplishing,” said Matt Castrina, vice president for the Honors Performance Series. “Working with these conductors and performing at Carnegie Hall is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that these musicians never forget.”

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