Arts and Culture
9:35 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Columbia native helps Kansas City Chorale earn two Grammy Awards

Lindsey Lang, singer with the Kansas City Chorale, is Columbia’s latest claim to fame. The chorale left the pre-telecast of the 55th Grammy Awards ceremony with awards for the 'Best Engineered Classical Album" and "Best Choral Performance".

Lang was a soloist on the winning album “Life and Breath: Choral Works by Rene Clausen.” She said it was made during her first year as part of the Kansas City Chorale.

“It was very stressful having it be my first season with the group and making a CD because it was a very intense process," Lang said.

Lang attended the pre-telecast ceremony in Los Angeles and said the experience was like no other.

“We were all very nervous," Lang said. "I think the funny part about it was that a lot of us from the Chorale were there because we thought it was kind of cool that we were nominated. So, when they announced our name, we went crazy cheering.”

Lang was one of 30 voices on the album, including her husband, Frank Fleschner, who sings as a tenor. The album also earned Producer Blanton Alspaugh a gramophone for Classical Producer of the year.

In total, the group has been nominated eight times in six years, including the Grammy the group won in 2008 for Best Engineered Classical Album.

Lang graduated from Hickman High School and received her master’s degree from the University of Missouri in 2008.