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Local soprano makes it to the big stage

Rachel Priest, daughter of Robert and Judy Priest of Marion County Lake, will make her solo singing debut Sept. 21 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Mo.

“The Kauffman seats about 1,600 people, so it will be an intimate and warm concert,” Priest said. “It will be the perfect stage for the song I’m singing.”

Priest will be singing Mozart’s “Laudate Dominum” one of Mozart’s most well known works. The performance will feature a string ensemble, organ, chorus, and Priest.

Priest’s love of singing came from family and playing Gretel in “The Sound of Music” while she attended Marion Elementary School.

“I tried to perform professionally and semi-professionally but it didn’t work for me,” Priest said.

She now performs part time, organizes performances, and works for a software company. Her performance will be part of a hymn musical program. Tickets can be purchased at the Kauffman website,

Last modified Sept. 12, 2013