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Dorsey Choir Prepares for Carnegie Hall

Dorsey High School Assistant Choir Director Rod Hines directs the choir through Butler’s Te Deum during a Monday rehearsal. (Annie Wells / LAT)
HELPING: Tenth-grader Leiane Malaki gets a new look as Pam Armstrong, owner, and other hairdressers at Whipped Hair Design donate their time to style the hair of girls in the choir. (Annie Wells / LAT)
Dorsey High Senior, Devion Jelkes, 17, sings Sam Cook’s “A Change is Gonna Come” during choir practice. (Annie Wells / LAT)
TEACHER: “This is just like the top of the mountain,” said director Marilyn Payne. (Annie Wells / LAT)
PRACTICE: Tenth-grader Jasmine Bush, 15, sings in her choir at school and tonight will sing at Carnegie Hall. (Annie Wells / LAT)
ACHIEVEMENT: Dorsey High School’s choir members prepare for Carnegie Hall, where tonight they will sing two versions of “Te Deum.” “It seems unreal. I really didn’t think we’d be going. Really,” said Devion Jelkes, 17, a tenor. (Annie Wells / LAT)