The Women of Idaho Falls High School’s A Cappella and Dimensions ensembles combined with a group from Bonneville High School’s Ballroom Dance team to perform A. R. Rahman’s “Jai Ho!” to finish the final concert of the 2021-2022 school year for Idaho Falls High School. “Jai Ho!” is performed in the final credits of the movie Slumdog Millionaire and won an Academy Award in 2008 for “Best Song of the Year”.
Choreography taught and led by Tiffani Bailey, coach of BHS Ballroom Dance Team, Terri Guyman, Director. Caryn Marlowe is the director of choirs at IFHS, and conducted the piece. Percussion provided by Brayden Washburn, student at IFHS.
Another outstanding performance by University of Tennessee Opera Theatre, and soprano, Alexandria Shiner. The Consul by Gian Carlo Menotti at Knoxville’s Bijou Theater.
Thwarted once again in an attempt to get her husband and herself out of the country by the endless documents and papers she must fill out, Magda explodes at the Secretary of the Consul, raging against bureaucracy and its ulterior motives. She finishes, declaring that someday, mankind will break out of the paper chains that it has labored under.
Congratulations to UT School of Music and Opera Theatre for their wonderful production of The Magic Flute – It was fun to record and, in a small way, be involved. Though all did very well, I was especially thrilled to hear this performance of “Der Hölle Rache” by Alexandria Shiner playing the Queen of the Night. Simply outstanding; what a voice!
Marble City Opera in Knoxville, Tennessee had the pleasure of presenting world premiere performances of Larry Delinger’s new works, Talk to Me Like the Rain, and Amelia Lost. They were performed at the Square Room in Market Square, Downtown Knoxville, on November 1st, 2014.
Marlowe Studios was there to capture the performance. See complete performances below.