Dynamic a cappella ensemble presents a concert of chart-topping hits and unique new arrangements
University of Minnesota ensemble 7Days A Cappella will open concert as the winner of the “Aca-Performance of a Lifetime” contest
Vocalosity, an all-new touring a cappella ensemble, will present its program Vocalosity: The Aca-Perfect Concert Experience at Orchestra Hall on January 31. From the creative mind of Deke Sharon, vocal producer for Pitch Perfect and NBC’s The Sing-Off, this event presents a live concert experience in which 12 singers come together in multiple combinations to harmonize and delight on everything from ancient church music to gospel and from classic harmonies to the hottest new hits.
In addition, the University of Minnesota ensemble 7Days A Cappella has been named the Minnesota winner of Vocalosity’s “Aca-Performance of a Lifetime” Contest, and will sing onstage as the opening act for the Vocalosity concert on January 31. Several ensembles that participated in the contest were also selected to sing in the lobby of Orchestra Hall before this concert as part of the Minnesota Orchestra’s OH+ concert enhancement program.
The concert is held at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis on Sunday, January 31, at 7 p.m., with tickets priced from $25 to $60. Tickets are available at minnesotaorchestra.org and by phone at 612-371-5656. For further purchasing details, refer to the information section at the conclusion of this press release. [Please note: the Minnesota Orchestra does not perform on this program.]
Vocalosity came together through the passion of music director and artistic producer Deke Sharon, and the producing team of Work Light Productions and IMG Artists. Sharon, called the “father of contemporary a cappella,” has built a career in a cappella as a singer, arranger, director and producer. Vocalosity is the culmination of everything he has learned over the past 20 years in this genre.
“Over the past few years, a cappella has grown from what was once considered a stuffy Ivy League activity to a pop culture phenomenon beloved by people of all ages,” says Sharon, “Vocalosity is my dream team, an all-star ensemble of diverse young singers each with a unique style and personality. Most vocal groups aspire to create one sound and style, homogenizing the character of their singers, but this group is the exact opposite, weaving a variety of tapestries from different combinations of voices and characters.”
Vocalosity debuts in January 2016 and will embark on a 30-plus city national tour. Universal Music Classics will release Vocalosity’s debut album on January 15, 2016 to coincide with the tour launch. For more information, visit vocalosityontour.com.
Live at Orchestra Hall
Sunday, January 31, 2016, 7 p.m. / Orchestra Hall
The program for this concert will be announced from the stage.
[Please note: the Minnesota Orchestra does not perform on this program.]
TICKET PURCHASING INFORMATION
Subscription packages and individual tickets can be purchased online at minnesotaorchestra.org, or by calling 612-371-5656 (612-371-5642 for subscriptions) or 800-292-4141. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Orchestra Hall Box Office, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis (open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and beginning two hours before all ticketed performances); and at the Minnesota Orchestra Administrative Office, International Centre, 5th floor, 920 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis (open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). For more information, call 612-371-5656, or visit minnesotaorchestra.org. For subscriptions, call 612-371-5642 or visit minnesotaorchestra.org/subscribe. For groups of 10 or more, call 612-371-5662.
All programs, artists, dates, times and prices subject to change.
The Star Tribune is the Minnesota Orchestra’s media partner for the 2015-16 season.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
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Gwen Pappas, Director of Public Relations