American Ideal 2012 – Esther Teh – Panis Angelicus – Cesar Franck

Esther Teh performed Panis Angelicus by Cesar Franck during the 8th edition of American Ideal. Coral Gables Opera is 501c3 organization dedicated to the promotion of classical music and opera. Founded and developed by Bella Griffith-Smith, Coral Gables Opera provides a showcase concert each year that is recorded for broadcast on WLRN Channel 17, the PBS station for the Miami…

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American Ideal VIII – May 2012 @ First United Methodist Church of South Miami

First United Methodist Church of South Miami 6565 Red Road South Miami, Florida 10 AM on Friday, 4 May 2012 Initiated by Bella Griffith-Smith, founder and artistic director of the Coral Gables Chamber Symphony and Opera Company, a 501c3 organization dedicated to encouraging young musicians to learn and perform classical music selections, American Ideal is a free concert performed before…

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Gabrielle Chou – Today @ age 16 and @ age 11 During an American Ideal Performance in 2007

Gabrielle is currently attending the prestigeous Colburn Academy in Los Angeles, California. This clip was uploaded on 15 March 2012, highlighting a day in the life of a student. In this case, it’s Gabrielle Chou. In 2007, Gabrielle participated in the 3rd edition of the American Ideal produced by Bella Griffith-Smith and her Coral Gables Chamber Symphony and Opera company,…

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Opera and Classical Music

Bella Griffith-Smith was a classically-trained soprano who performed on an international stage. When she retired, she saw few opportunities for young people to use their musical and vocal talent in opera and classical music, so she decided to do something about. In 1975, the Coral Gables Chamber Symphony and Opera company gave it’s first performance. Since then, she has produced…

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