13-year-old to perform as soprano in Carnegie Hall

HARLINGEN — When you hear Gabriela Garza sing, you have no idea she’s a 13-year-old.

After listening to a sample of her singing, anyone would conclude that her voice is not only beautiful, but amazing.

You don’t expect that type of sound to come out of a young teen’s voice, but anything is possible.

Garza, a Gutierrez Middle School student, has been selected as a junior finalist for the 2016 Middle School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall.

She will perform as a soprano part one at Carnegie Hall in June with the Honor Junior Choir.

Participation in one of the three Honors Ensembles is limited to the highest rated middle school performers across North America and select schools internationally.

Garza auditioned in the fall for the performance series and was accepted after a review by a selection board. Acceptance to the elite group is a direct result of the talent, dedication and achievements demonstrated in her application and audition recording.

“It’s such an honor to be selected to participate in this series and to be able to further my knowledge in singing and to also help me become a better singer,” Garza said.

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