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Lyric violist to play at naturalization ceremony

July 22, 2013

CHICAGO (AP) — The principal violist at the Lyric Opera of Chicago plans to perform the national anthem at her own naturalization ceremony.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officials say Carol Cook will perform Monday at a ceremony in Chicago for her and 140 other new citizens. They hail from 53 countries.

Cook is a native of Scotland.

Besides being the principal violist at the Lyric, she’s an accomplished fiddler who won her first competition at the age of 8.

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