Adventures

Adventures are unique and intimate events, designed to offer our TEDx community unparalleled, behind-the scenes access to the people and places that make the local area so dynamic.


May 17, 2015

Adventure — In the Studio with Alialujah Choir
Category: Adventures

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Not many people get to be present during a band’s in-studio performance but seventy lucky TEDxMtHood community members and OPB devotees had that treat as part of our Adventures program. 

Alialujah Choir performed in-studio at OPB on Friday, April 10, and attendees revelled in the opportunity to be part of such a unique experience. What felt like an intimate concert was actually a highly organized and perfectly executed studio recording that OPB has mastered over the many years of monthly tapings.

Alialujah Choir charmed everyone who attended the free performance with an hour of beautiful music as well as witty repartee, a lovely bonus that is also part of their normal concert routine. While their songs are classically folk-based, they jammed out like rock stars! Attendees were also treated to some insider information as Alialujah Choir was interviewed by State of Wonder host April Baer. Watch the complete session on opbmusic.

The harmony-driven band is made up of local musicians who joined together from other bands and projects and have been expanding organically ever since. With stunning music and a fun-loving energy that radiates on stage, it’s no wonder their group keeps growing in size—everyone wants to join!

Although it may seem so, it’s not all fun and games. The bands practices rigorously to ensure its most important instruments, the musicians’ voices, are perfectly in tune; the lyrics and the vast array of various instruments featured at any given point are just icing on the cake.

All the practice, natural talent and passion have paid off—the band sang beautifully and Adventure attendees were left swooning. Our TEDxMtHood team was also left in awe, so much so that we extended an invitation to Alialujah Choir to join us at our big event on May 2 and they accepted!

Thank you to opbmusic for hosting this Adventure as part of our partnership, and for helping bring our communities together.

Adventures are unique and intimate events, designed to offer our TEDx community unparalleled, behind-the scenes access to the people and places that make the local area so dynamic. We have three new Adventures happening this summer—learn more and join the fun.

Jessica Black

Portland native and long-time TED-talk lover, Jessica is a first year planning team member — and loving every minute! Outside of TEDx, Jessica manages operations at a local non-profit, coaches elementary-aged young women with empowering themselves and developing healthy body image, and spends every possible moment enjoying all the beauty and charm the Pacific NW has to offer.