Acappella Supershow to Open SCERA Shell's 30th Anniversary Season, 5/26
The SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre opens its 2014 summer season on a happy note-make that dozens of happy notes-as three award-winning acappella groups will harmonize under the stars for a Memorial Day concert on Monday, May 26 @ 8:00pm. The concert kicks off the outdoor venue's 30th Anniversary Season.
Headlining the concert will be Home Free, the current champs of the NBC acappella reality show competition "The Sing Off." Also featured will be Vocal Point, the nine-man group that became a smash hit since its inception at BYU 23 years ago, and who were Season 3 Top Five finalists on "The Sing Off." Noteworthy, a female acappella ensemble that also originated at BYU, were featured competitors on "The Sing Off's" very first season, and quickly won over the judges with their sassy flair on contemporary acappella.
General Admission tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children (age 3-11), seniors (age 65+) and students (w/ID). Reserved sections are also available and range from $25 to $35 for adults and $20 to $30 for children, seniors and students. Tickets are available online at www.scera.org, by calling (801) 225-ARTS or in person at the main office at the SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 South State, Orem, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m.
With a homegrown country style and a high energy show peppered with quick wit, the Minnesota-born guys of Home Free will follow their trip to Utah with performances in Missouri, Tennessee, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Illinois. The group's "Sing Off" win capped a decade of hard work and dedication to their five-part harmonies that mesh Nashville standards with pop hits.
Vocal Point and Noteworthy, with their signature ability to entertain and inspire, are already local favorites, but both groups have gained them national attention as well for their tight harmonies and upbeat music.
Vocal Point, now in its 23rd year, holds collegiate auditions every year at Brigham Young University to find the nine most finely-tuned voices to perform together. In 2006, after winning regional competitions three times, the groups were crowned first place winners in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella.
Noteworthy, a nine-member company also composed of female BYU students, has toured the United States, and also won the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella.
"All three groups have produced successful albums, and have found wildly enthusiastic audiences wherever they have performed," Robertson adds. "The evening promises to be a tribute to first-class voices-only talent."