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Everest Academy is a ministry of Everest Family Church in Hayden. We offer freedom along with quality resources, information, activities and support to those homeschooling in Alabama. We believe that the parent has the best interests of their children at heart. We believe that the parent is the first and only teacher that a child needs. In keeping with this philosophy, we wish to be a very hands-off church "cover" school and allow the parent to lead and guide their children in the direction and at the pace they feel is best suited to their children. We ask only for what the law requires while offering support along with quality resources to aid families in their efforts.

Jan. 27, 2021, Online: Birmingham-Southern College’s opera workshop


Dear Homeschool Families: 


I hope you are having a wonderful new year!  


Birmingham-Southern College’s opera workshop will be mounting a one act opera and famous scenes from both Musical Theatre and Opera literature next week.  This year we will be livestreaming our performances for those that are interested in connecting with us virtually.   The list of pieces we will be performing are highlighted below.     


BSC’s Opera Workshop will be available to come to your home virtually (live streamed) to perform for your students on Wednesday, January 27that 10:30 am.  The presentation will be just under an hour in length, and we would love the opportunity to have a talk-back/Q&A session following our performance. 


If interested, please respond to me via e-mail at jkensmoe@bsc.edu and we will send you a link to the performance and Zoom talk-back invitation.   


This presentation is geared toward the middle and high school age-range.  Our repertoire is as follows:  


Three trios:  

  • The Worst One Ever by Gary Belshaw (approximately 15 minutes in length) Three young ladies are in a college dorm during finals week.  Each of them are having issues with a male in their life: a professor, a boyfriend, and a father!  This opera is a real crowd pleaser…  
  • You Could Drive a Person Crazy from Company by Stephen Sondheim (approximately 3 minutes)  
  • Magic Flute Act I trio by Wolfgang Mozart (4 minutes) After saving the young prince, Tamino, from the fiery serpent, Three Ladies find the young prince more than intriguing.  

Three duets:  

  • Loathing from Wicked by Stephen Schwartz (4 minutes)  
  • To Romeo from The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart (3 minutes) The Countess and Susanna devise a trap to ensnare the unwitting, and philandering, Count.   
  • Some things are meant to be from Little Women by Jason Howland (4 minutes)  

Three solos:  

  • Laurie’s aria from The Tender Land by Aaron Copland (3 minutes) A young girl contemplates her future, knowing she will be graduating from High School the following day.  
  • The Next Right Thing from Frozen II by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (4 minutes)  
  • Elle a fuit, la tourtarelle from The Tales of Hoffman by Jacques Offenbach (4 minutes) Alone and distraught, a young woman sings longingly for the return of her love.