Joel Ihms

Born:                 March 20,1978
Died:                 January 25,2009

Turtle Years:    1997 – 2005 / 2006 – Jan.2009
Section:             Tenor II

A Turtle’s Tribute:

A Turtle’s History

Emmy!, October 1997
Friends, October 2006


23rd, 24th & 25th Seasons – Travel Committee

23rd, thru 25th & 28th Seasons – Member of small group ENCORE!

FEATURED PERFORMANCES: RAISIN’ THE RAFTERS – October 1998 – sang “Seasons of Love” as a solo

FIRESIDE CHATS – December 1998, sang “Light One Candle” as a Duet

ON A ROLE! – March 1999 – sang “Girl of the Golden West” – Che farranno I vecchi miei as part of a Trio.

BUSTIN’ OUR BUTTONS – June 1999 – was part of a Duet that sang “Into The Fire” from The Scarlet Pimpernel

A NEW DAY – December 1999 – played the part of a G.I. Joe and was a member of Building Blocks

A NEW DREAM – June 2000 – sang “One Voice” as a solo

“B” BELLS, BOWS AND BANGLES – December 2000 – was part of a Trio that sang “An Angel Gets Its Wings” and sang “What if… ‘I Saw Mommy'” with ENCORE!

OPPOSITES ATTRACT – June 2001 – sang a part in the Funky Groove Tunes

HOLIDAY STAR SEARCH – December 2001 – joined a Sextet for “Oh! Tannenbaum” and sang When You Meet an Angel as a solo

TO A DANCING STAR – March 2002 – played the part of the Older Jonathan

TO A DANCING STAR – Sang in a duet on “Look Into My Eyes”.

A TESTAMENT TO FREEDOM – June 2002 – sang “Return to Xanadu” from Marco Polo

EVERYBODY LOVES KRISTIN – October 2002 – joined ENCORE! to sing “Kristin’s Fantasy – Cowboys, Football”, “Finale”, “Wonder Women Medley”, “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” and “Pansies”.

THE FA LA LA FOLLIES – December 2002 – sang “To Where You Are” as a solo and as a member of a Quartet, sang “Seasonal Sounds”

SAVANNAH/ATLANTA – January 2003 – sang “To Where You Are” as a solo at MENC and Brothers In Song with AGMC

FRIENDS WITH DANNY WRIGHT – February 2003 – sang “Handfull of Keys” with ENCORE!!

A MUSIC LOVER’S GUIDE TO THE UNIVERSE – March 2003 – Sang “I sing The Body Electric” as solo and “Out of This World” with ENCORE!

PERSONALS CD – sang “Sooner or Later” as a solo

A TESTAMENT TO FREEDOM CD – sang “When Your Heart Has Wings” as a solo, recorded June 22, 2002

TO A DANCING STAR CD – Played Older Jonathan, recorded March 10 and 13, 2002

COMFORT AND JOY CD – sang “An Angel Gets Its Wings” with Kirk Bradford and Craig Gregory as a Trio, recorded March 2, 2001

THE SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES – THE MUSIC OF ELTON JOHN – June 2003 – Sang “Daniel” with ENCORE!, sang back up with ENCORE! to Denise Lee’s solo of “My Strongest Suit”, Sang “Elaborate Lives” as a duet with Ami Sadah and sang and narrated “Rocket Man” as a solo

MAKIN’ A LIST…CHECKIN’ IT TWICE! – December 2003 – sang solo with ENCORE! back-up of “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”

CLASSICAL SERENADE – March 2004 – sang “What I Got” from “Serenade of Life” in its World Premeire as a solo within a quartet

KTCC RADIO HOUR – June 2004 – Sang the “Andrew’s Sister Medley as a member of ENCORE!

JOURNEY CD – June 2004 – sang “We Need Our Dreams”, “Harriet Tubman”, “Stand By Me” and I Ain’t Afraid” as a member of ENCORE!

ANNIE’S SONGS CD – September 2004 – shared solos with David Fessenden, A.G. Black, Jim Kondysar and Reed Hoke in the “Empty Chairs Medley”

FESTIVE FLASHBACKS – DECEMBER 2004 -Sang “All Is Well” as a solo.

TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT – February 2005 – sang “Groundless Ground” as a duet with Lonnie Parks and – sang back up to solos of “Middle Child” and “I Do” as a member of ENCORE!

FOREVER PLAID – June 2005 – As a member of ENCORE! sang “The Catering Drill/She Loves You”, “Mercury” and as backup singer to Mark Hawkins solo of “Lady of Spain”.

SERENADE CD – May 2007 – Sang with other TCC members in the recording session for the Serenade CD at the Meyerson in January 2007

FABULOUS FAVORITES – June 2007 – As a member of ENCORE! sang in the “Caffeine Polka” skit

A FOND FAREWELL – July 2007 – sang a part of “The Dreamer” as a solo with Bill Cobb and Jim Kondysar

A FOND FAREWELL CD – September 2007 – soloist on “The Dreamer” with Jim Kondysar and Bill Cobb

GENERATION 2 GENERATION – October 2007 – sang “Show Tunes!” as a member of ENCORE!

HOTTEST HOLIDAYS AHEAD! – Dec. 2008 – sang “Mambo, Santa, Mambo”

He and other ENCORE! members sponsored “Middle Child” and “Caffeine Polka” in the FABULOUS FAVORITES concert in June 2007 with the following dedication: From the men of ENCORE!, We didicate these songs to Tim Seelig and our TCC Brothers who support us as we push beyond ourselves for the purpose of changing hearts and minds through our united voices in song. In memory of Ric Huett.

Voted “1st Runner-up” in the Miss Big Thicket Contest in May 2006

Participated in the Miss Big Thicket contest in April 2007 and was voted Miss Congeniality.

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