Wednesday, May 18, 2011

‘Seize the Day’ with student choirs

Wood River High School students to perform concerts

Express Staff Writer

The 14 young women who make up the Wood River High School singing group Colla Voce have been busy practicing for the group's annual Nights at the Liberty concerts. Colla Voce, an award-winning singing group, will perform tonight, Wednesday, May 18, through Friday, May 20, at the Liberty Theater in Hailey at 7 p.m. The performances are free but donations are appreciated.

Colla Voce will be accompanied by a rhythm section led by Dorinda Rendahl, and also will feature other musicians from the community. The music will be varied, including jazz, rhythm and blues, country and rock 'n' roll. There also will be special guest appearances by the B-Tones, the men's vocal group, and Enchanté, the other high-school women's vocal ensemble.

In addition, Wood River High School and Wood River Middle School will hold their final choral concert of the 2010-11 season on Wednesday, May 25, at 7 p.m., at Community Campus theater in Hailey. The performance is free but donations are appreciated.

The concert, "Seize the Day"—a title inspired from a song in the movie "Newsies"—will feature songs of celebration. The show will include the B-Tones, Enchanté and Colla Voce. The B-Tones and Enchanté are directed by R. L. Rowsey; and Colla Voce, by Max Stimac.

The choral program for both schools is under the direction of Stimac with Jim Watkinson as piano accompanist. For details, call 578-5020, ext. 2249.

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