In Perspective

How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall? Baking, singing and washing cars.
VAPA members are pictured here with Rosalie Edwards (in floral skirt) in the soon-to-be-opened Schumann School on the campus of Indian River Charter High School.

A very talented group of young people will be representing Vero Beach in May 2005, when they travel to New York City to appear at Carnegie Hall. The chorus of the Schumann School for the Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) has been invited to perform the Ave Maria Mass, a requiem honoring the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The piece was composed by Steven Edwards, son of Rosalie Edwards of Vero Beach. Rosalie introduced the Ave Maria Mass to the Vero Beach Choral Society, who performed it in 2002. Members of the Society will be joining the VAPA singers in their Carnegie Hall debut. Also involved in the project is Dr. Ray Adams, Director of the Vero Beach Choral Society and Artistic Director of VAPA.

Read the entire article in the January 2005 issue

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