International Guest Vocalist Kaitlyn Lusk Accompanies Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra December 12

Fayetteville, NC –   In 2003, (at the age of 14) Kaitlyn Lusk made her major-orchestral debut with the Baltimore Symphony. An album soon followed, along with several performances with the Boston Pops. In 2004, Howard Shore selected Kaitlyn to be featured vocal soloist in the Lord of the Rings Symphony. In the decade since, she has performed this role with over 50 of the world’s finest orchestras including Munich, Rotterdam, Chicago, Sydney and London.

On December 12, Kaitlyn will perform with the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra during the Symphony’s Holiday Pops concert.  The concert is held at Methodist University’s Huff Concert Hall.   Tickets are $10-25.

"The orchestra's programs are richly varied delights with – literally – something for everyone....go hear this orchestra. It's well worth even a substantial trip." - John Lambert, Reporter/Reviewer at

A few other cultural performances are listed below. For a comprehensive calendar, got to

October 1/ Fall Concert Series: Music of America.  The fall concert series brings classical music to the Cape Fear Botanical Garden with an outdoor evening performance by the Fayetteville Symphony.

October 4/  Grammy Winning Turtle Island Quartet and  Cyrus Chesnutt in concert at Fayetteville State University’s Seabrook  Auditorium.  The concert starts at 4 pm. Tickets are $10.

October 23/  Cumberland Oratorio Singers presents the Coronation Mass by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.  Held at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Tickets are $25.

November 1/ The Baltimore Consort. Offered by Fayetteville State University and held at the Pate Room of the Cumberland County Public Library, the Baltimore consort specializes in the courtly and popular music of the 16th to 18th century.

December 12/ Cumberland Oratorio Singers presents The Hallelujah Chorus at Berean Baptist Church.  Show starts at 7:30 p.m.  Admission is free.

“Fayetteville and Cumberland County offer a wealth of cultural experiences, thanks in-part to the top notch performance facilities throughout the region,” says John Meroski, Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (FACVB) President and CEO.  “The FACVB works to promote these offerings to both long and short-term visitors.”

About  the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra

The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1956, is the longest standing performing arts agency in Fayetteville, NC. It is a professional, regional orchestra whose mission is to educate, entertain, and inspire the citizens of the Fayetteville, North Carolina region as the leading musical resource. Praised for its artistic excellence, the symphony leads in the cultural and educational landscape for Fayetteville and the southeastern North Carolina region.

About the Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau:

The FACVB is  a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for positioning Fayetteville/Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, sporting events and individual travel. For additional information, visit or call 1-800-255-8217.