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2017-01-19

A cappella dream team in Boerne

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Vocalosity, an all-star ensemble of diverse young singers each with a unique style and personality that sets a new standard for ten-part harmony. Most vocal groups aspire to create one sound and style, but this group is the exact opposite. Vocalosity weaves a variety of tapestries from different combinations of voices and characters.

Boerne Performing Arts kicks off their sixth season presenting Vocalosity. This performance will be a sweet treat on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 7:30 pm at Boerne Champion Auditorium, 210 Charger Blvd. This state of the art venue boasts a seating capacity of 985, with every seat having a clear line of vision to the stage. Boerne offers a variety of great establishments to eat, drink and enjoy prior to each show. There’s something for every type of taste bud…from contemporary casual to brew pub to stylish continental…and everything in between.
In the beginning, there was only the voice. Like birds, crickets and whales, humans also sing. As civilizations rose and fell, cultures grew and changed, vocal music has remained a constant throughout every culture known to mankind. From gatherings around the fire at the end of a hunt…to soaring Gregorian changes echoing in vaulted cathedrals…to madrigals, barbershop and doo-wop…people have always had an innate desire to create harmony around the greatest music of their time.
Vocalosity is a celebration of that tradition, in addition to being an exploration of the current sound of a cappella. Their artistic producer, Deke Sharon, “hopes to introduce a new generation to the oldest music in the world and to inspire people of all ages to ‘Sing for your life!’”
Heralded as “the father of contemporary a cappella”, Deke Sharon has produced The Sing-Off worldwide, served as arranger, on-site music director and vocal producer for Universal’s Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2 starring Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson, and most recently, served as the vocal arranger/orchestrator for Broadway’s first a cappella musical, In Transit, which opened in December 2016.
But Deke’s “Dream Team” is Vocalosity! The ten vocalists that make up the company are each a virtuoso in their own right, but have melded together to create a sound as unique as their name. These singers have resumes that include performances on Saturday Night Live, The Sing-Off, The Voice, David Letterman, Flava Flav, Cirque Productions, Radio City Music Hall, Lincoln Center and Voca People!!! The show is choreographed by Sean Curran, a performer in the original New York City cast of Stomp, who now has his own dance company that tours internationally.
Vocalosity tickets ($30-$40-$60 and $20 for students) are available online: www.BoernePerformingArts.com, by calling 830-331-9079, by emailing info@BoernePerformingArts.com or from the Greater Boerne Chamber of Commerce, 121 S. Main, Boerne, Texas 78006.