'Pitch Perfect' Vocal Arranger, Deke Sharon, Brings TOTAL VOCAL Back To Carnegie Hall
DCINY (Distinguished Concerts International New York), presents Deke Sharon and his fifth annual Total Vocal concert at Carnegie Hall. Hosted and conducted by Sharon the program highlights DCappella, Disney's new a cappella group and Vintage Mix, the award-winning barbershop a cappella quartet of 18-year old quadruplets. Distinguished Concerts Singers International's record number of choirs and individual singers from all over the globe will perform with Sharon. Total Vocal will take place Sunday, March 24, 2019, at 2:00 PM at Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall. For tickets and information, visit DCINY. Tickets start at $20.
DCappella is Disney Music Group's new a cappella singing group. Sharon, a pioneer of the contemporary a cappella genre, will present his own arrangements created for DCapella. The group came together as a result of a nationwide search for the best vocal performing talent in a cappella. Sharon is the group's co-creator, music director, arranger, and album producer.
Vintage Mix is an a cappella group of 18-year-old quadruplets based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Since their official debut in 2014, they have become recognized worldwide for singing tight harmonies and performing styles such as standards, jazz, and barbershop. In addition to their shows and past tours, they have made special appearances across the nation to include: the A Cappella Music Awards, Lambeau Field, the USS Milwaukee, WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour, Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas, the Grand Ole Opry, Fox & Friends out of New York, and CBS Sunday Morning. Their most recent achievement took place in Munich, Germany at the World Mixed Quartet competition where they were both honored and thrilled to become the 2018/2019 World Mixed Silver Medal Quartet Champions.
Born in San Francisco, California, Deke Sharon has been performing professionally since the age of 8 and as a child toured North America and shared the stage in operas with the likes of Pavarotti. Heralded as "The Father of Contemporary A Cappella," he is responsible for the current sound of modern a cappella, having created the dense vocal-instrumental sound in college, subsequently spreading it around the world. Sharon produces The Sing-Off worldwide (USA, Netherlands, China, and South Africa). In addition, he served as arranger, on-site music director, and vocal producer for Universal's Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2, and Pitch Perfect 3 starring Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson.
He founded the Contemporary A Cappella Society while in college and is responsible for many seminal a cappella programs. His latest project for Disney - DCappella - launched in spring 2018. He has arranged over 2,000 songs, with many of them in print worldwide with Hal Leonard/Contemporary A Cappella Publishing. He has written 5 books: "A Cappella Arranging" (2012), "A Cappella" (2015), "The Heart of Vocal Harmony" (2016), "A Cappella Warm-ups for Pop and Jazz Choir" (2017), and "So You Want To Sing A Cappella" (2017). He is also the vocal orchestrator for the Broadway's first a cappella musical, "In Transit" (2016).
As the founder, director, and arranger for almost 25 years for the House Jacks, the original "Rock Band Without Instruments," he shared the stage with countless music legends, including Ray Charles, James Brown, Crosby Stills and Nash, Run DMC, The Temptations, LL Cool J, and The Four Tops, and performed for luminaries including President Bill Clinton. The House Jacks have eight albums and dozens of international tours to their names, including multiple appearances at Carnegie Hall, and performed the Monday Night Football Theme with Hank Williams Jr. in 2011.
Sharon has produced dozens of award-winning a cappella albums, created a cappella groups for Disneyland and Disneyworld, and frequently tours the world teaching a variety of topics to students and professional singers. He received CASA's lifetime achievement award in 2016 and the PT Barnum Award for Excellence from Tufts University in 2017.
Founded in 2007 by Iris Derke and Jonathan Griffith, with its first public performance in January 2008, DCINY is a leading producer of dynamic musical entertainment in renowned international venues. Over 40,000 musicians representing 47 countries and all 50 states have participated in DCINY productions. Since the inception of the company, DCINY has produced 17 world premieres and more than 200 concerts for over 200,000 audience members.
With unforgettable, world-class concert experiences, empowering educational programs, and a global community of artists and audiences, DCINY changes lives through the power of musical performance. In addition to being selected four times for Inc. 5000, DCINY has received national recognition with multiple American Prizes: Jonathan Griffith, Founder and Music Director of Distinguished Concerts Orchestra (Winner 2014 American Prize in Conducting, Professional Orchestra Division), DCINY's General Director and Co-Founder Iris Derke and the DCINY Team (Winner 2015 American Prize in Arts Marketing), and Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) has been awarded by LUX Life Magazine with the Most Outstanding Musical Education Programs 2019 - New York.
Total Vocal with Deke Sharon
Sunday, March 24, 2019, at 2:00 PM
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
A celebration of contemporary A Cappella for singers from all over the world. Arranger/producer Deke Sharon conducts arrangements for N*E*R*D Cappella, Disney's new a cappella group and Vintage Mix, the award-winning a cappella quartet of 18-year old quadruplets, plus 20 choirs from around the world.