Columbia Native a Grammy Nominee

3 years 2 months 3 weeks ago February 08, 2013 Feb 8, 2013 Friday, February 08 2013 Friday, February 08, 2013 2:59:00 PM CST in News
By: Ashley Carr

COLUMBIA -The 55th Annual Grammy Awards go out this Sunday, and a Columbia native hopes to come out a winner.

Lindsey Lang now lives in Kansas City, but is proud of her Columbia roots. It was in the choir room at Hickman High School where Lindsey started dreaming about becoming part of the well-known Kansas City Chorale.  That dream has not only come true, but Lang is reaching goals she had not even dreamed of making.

Lang conducts a choir at the Asbury United Methodist Church in Prairie Village, Kansas. Though about half the members are her elders, Lang demands the attention of the choir with her friendly smile and obvious passion for music. Lang said she developed her love for music at a young age. "I grew up in Columbia and I've been into music for as long as I can remember," Lang said. "My real connection to music began when I was in Hickman High School. My choir director got me really into the Kansas City Chorale. That's when I realized this is the music I want to be doing."

After four years as a Kewpie, Lang got her undergraduate and masters degree in music from the University of Missouri. "Lindsey was a great student and a wonderful talent," said Paul Crabb, Lang's choir director at  MU.

These days, Lang sings in four choirs - including her dream choir, the Kansas City Chorale. "Being in the chorale after being a fan for so long is really exciting," Lang said. Now, Lang has something even bigger to be excited for. The awards show nominated Lang, along with the Kansas City Chorale,for a Grammy in Best Choral Performance.  Lang's husband, Frank Fleschner, is also in the chorale. "It was very surprising when we heard," Fleschner said.

Lang said she is excited to attend the awards ceremony in Los Angeles. Lang has not been doing too much to prepare for the show, but said she hopes to avoid ending up on the worst-dressed list, "I'm just going to wear a black dress."

 

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA - MoDOT released a report showing the fatality rate during late-night hours is the highest it's been since 2012,... More >>
47 minutes ago May 04, 2016 May 4, 2016 Wednesday, May 04 2016 Wednesday, May 04, 2016 7:12:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Representatives voted Wednesday to send a voter ID bill to Gov. Jay Nixon's desk. House... More >>
2 hours ago May 04, 2016 May 4, 2016 Wednesday, May 04 2016 Wednesday, May 04, 2016 5:51:00 PM CDT in News
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two Planned Parenthood affiliates have filed a federal lawsuit over Kansas' decision to cut off Medicaid... More >>
2 hours ago May 04, 2016 May 4, 2016 Wednesday, May 04 2016 Wednesday, May 04, 2016 5:34:03 PM CDT in News
CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) — Two white southeast Missouri school officials who are being sued by a black teenager say in... More >>
3 hours ago May 04, 2016 May 4, 2016 Wednesday, May 04 2016 Wednesday, May 04, 2016 4:39:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Two-thirds of the Missouri House has voted to change how public union members pay dues, the... More >>
3 hours ago May 04, 2016 May 4, 2016 Wednesday, May 04 2016 Wednesday, May 04, 2016 4:36:04 PM CDT in News
JOPLIN (AP) — State agricultural officials say 39,000 turkeys at a southwest Missouri farm have been destroyed after avian flu... More >>
3 hours ago May 04, 2016 May 4, 2016 Wednesday, May 04 2016 Wednesday, May 04, 2016 4:27:58 PM CDT in News
ST. JOSEPH (AP) — Efforts are underway to reopen the old Tarkio College in northwest Missouri as a two-year institution.... More >>
3 hours ago May 04, 2016 May 4, 2016 Wednesday, May 04 2016 Wednesday, May 04, 2016 4:12:27 PM CDT in News
FERGUSON (AP) — Ferguson is seeking to replace a city prosecutor criticized by a federal probe of the St. Louis... More >>
3 hours ago May 04, 2016 May 4, 2016 Wednesday, May 04 2016 Wednesday, May 04, 2016 4:05:00 PM CDT in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two police officers are among five people injured after fire broke out at a St. Louis... More >>
3 hours ago May 04, 2016 May 4, 2016 Wednesday, May 04 2016 Wednesday, May 04, 2016 4:01:39 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - A Moberly man accused of killing a 92-year-old woman with a machete pleaded guilty Wednesday. Christopher D.... More >>
4 hours ago May 04, 2016 May 4, 2016 Wednesday, May 04 2016 Wednesday, May 04, 2016 3:42:00 PM CDT in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A mother from suburban St. Louis alleges in a lawsuit that her 9-year-old son is prohibited... More >>
4 hours ago May 04, 2016 May 4, 2016 Wednesday, May 04 2016 Wednesday, May 04, 2016 3:39:00 PM CDT in News
COLE COUNTY — A Cole County grand jury indicted the three men charged with a shooting in Jefferson City that... More >>
4 hours ago May 04, 2016 May 4, 2016 Wednesday, May 04 2016 Wednesday, May 04, 2016 3:13:00 PM CDT in News
HARRISBURG — For most, homework is a hassle, but the promise of it paying off with a better quality of... More >>
5 hours ago May 04, 2016 May 4, 2016 Wednesday, May 04 2016 Wednesday, May 04, 2016 2:00:00 PM CDT in News
CAMDEN COUNTY — The Camden County Sheriff’s Office has announced the newest addition to its team: Kaiser, a 21-month-old German... More >>
6 hours ago May 04, 2016 May 4, 2016 Wednesday, May 04 2016 Wednesday, May 04, 2016 1:46:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Senate overrode Gov. Jay Nixon's veteo Wednesday on the bill that would have reduced the... More >>
9 hours ago May 04, 2016 May 4, 2016 Wednesday, May 04 2016 Wednesday, May 04, 2016 10:53:00 AM CDT in News
COLUMBIA — An early morning accident on Route B sent two people to University Hospital. A total of three people... More >>
9 hours ago May 04, 2016 May 4, 2016 Wednesday, May 04 2016 Wednesday, May 04, 2016 10:51:00 AM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - A Columbia man was arrested after police say he threatened two people when he tried selling them crack... More >>
10 hours ago May 04, 2016 May 4, 2016 Wednesday, May 04 2016 Wednesday, May 04, 2016 9:29:00 AM CDT in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The parents of a suburban St. Louis motorcyclist killed when he crashed into an abandoned SUV... More >>
12 hours ago May 04, 2016 May 4, 2016 Wednesday, May 04 2016 Wednesday, May 04, 2016 7:54:00 AM CDT in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 65°
8pm 62°
9pm 58°
10pm 56°
11pm 54°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

7:00p
Heartbeat
8:00p
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
9:00p
Chicago P.D.
7:00p
Arrow
8:00p
Supernatural
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
Heartbeat
8:00p
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
9:00p
Chicago P.D.
7:00p
Arrow
8:00p
Supernatural
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld