Northborough students to sing at Carnegie Hall

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Kathryn Ferencsik (left) and Katherine Moffa. (Photo/submitted)
Kathryn Ferencsik (left) and Katherine Moffa. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – Kathryn Ferencsik and Katherine Moffa, both eighth-graders at Robert E. Melican Middle School in Northborough, have been selected for the 2015 Middle School Honors Performance Series to take place in New York City at the end of June. As participants, they will have the honor of performing on stage at Carnegie Hall with an elite group of choral performers selected from over 2,000 applicants. Kate Getchell, music director at Melican, nominated both girls for the program in the fall and actively guided them through the audition and submittal process. Ferencsik and Moffa will join other junior finalists in New York where they will work under the direction of renowned conductor Greg Gilpin and have an opportunity to experience the Big Apple as tourists. The five-day series will culminate in a performance at Carnegie Hall Saturday, June 27.

Ferencsik has been singing and enjoying music since she was a very little girl. In addition to singing in her school and church choirs, she has been taking voice lessons for several years. She performed in school productions of “Into the Woods” and “Shrek” and was selected for District Chorus while attending Melican.

Moffa has participated in musical theater productions from a young age but credits Getchell for helping her “discover her voice.” While at Melican, she participated in both school productions of “Shrek” and “Into the Woods” and has performed several solos for the Learning Showcase evenings. Moffa will join Caliope Productions this summer for the teen series performance of “Oklahoma.”