Crowd Is In Love With High School Choir's Final Performance
FaithTap Staff 4/4/2019
In their final concert, the Timpanogos High School and Chamber Choir delivered a funny rendition to a classical opera musical piece. Together with their choir director, Melissa Thorne, the choir an energetic and funny version of the William Tell Overture from the opera, William Tell, whose music was composed by Gioachino Antonio Rossini in 1829. The Timpanogos High School and Chamber Choir combined theater and music and used the entire stage to perform a memorable performance of the operatic piece.
The William Tell Overture is the overture opening to the Italian opera, William Tell, which was composed by Gioachino Rossini in 1829 and was the last of his 39 operas. His opera is based on the German play of the same name, written by Friedrich Schiller in 1804. The play and opera told the story of legendary Swiss marksman, William Tell, and his role in the Swiss fight for independence from the Habsburg Empire. Rossini used Schiller's play to compose a four-act opera based on the same person and legend.
When you hear the William Tell Overture, it'll definitely sound familiar for you. This overture has been used in both classical music and mainstream media. Perhaps its famous use was the theme song for The Lone Ranger in film, TV, and radio. It was also used in the British TV series, The Adventures of William Tell.
It was also used a lot in Disney and Looney Tunes movies, including Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Band Concert, Bugs Bunny's Overture Disasters, and Daffy Duck's Yankee Doodle Daffy. It's also been used in a lot of commercial ads, including a 2001 Reebok ad campaign, a 2008 Honda Civic commercial, and with Jeno's Pizza Rolls.
You've likely heard it in movies, including Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange with an electronic arrangement by Wendy Carlos, and was also used in The Princess Diaries, starring Anne Hathaway. Even sports games in the US have used the William Tell Overture.
The audience had a great time watching the choir perform. There were multiple laughs from the audience throughout the show. And when they took their bows, there were lots of cheers and claps from the audience.
Even on YouTube, the video, which was captured by Utah resident and lawyer, Craig McCallister, received a lot of positive comments. One viewer said, "Somebody missed an opportunity - not using these young people in a TV reality show. They are talented and so adorable! Delightful performance." While another one said, "Very creative! I love when choirs do humorous things! It's so unexpected!" And another one said, "Wooow, you're doing great! Our world needs this kind of joy and happiness! And by the way, Rossini would be pleased- loved it!"
Check out how the Timpanogos High School choir performed this classic.