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Virgin Islands' Qian Harrigan-Thomas Takes Center Stage at New York's Carnegie Hall

  • Staff Consortium
  • February 15, 2024

Qian Harrigan-Thomas, a senior tenor vocalist from Charlotte Amalie High School, has set the bar high with his recent performance at the iconic Carnegie Hall in New York City, part of his participation in the Honors Performance Series. The series, a prestigious gathering of young musicians from around the world, offers an unparalleled platform for showcasing emerging talents. This year's participants, hailing from all 50 states as well as the Virgin Islands, underwent a rigorous selection process to perform in venues of global renown including Carnegie Hall. Qian's journey to this momentous occasion began with his remarkable win of the Maestro Award at the WorldStrides Heritage Festival in Atlanta, a testament to his exceptional skill and dedication while performing with the Charlotte Amalie High School Band. His subsequent audition for the Honors Performance Series Selection Board was met with enthusiastic praise, highlighting his "warm, rich sound and commendable Italian diction," ...