BWW Preview: VOCALOSITY Lights Up Tallahassee with Local Help
This Monday, February 6th, a very new style of musical concert will premiere at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall as part of Opening Nights. An a capella concert using a variety of musical selections, and a focus on choreography, will present the premiere tour of Vocalosity to Tallahassee audiences.
Vocalosity's website describes their show as an "all-new live concert event from the creative mind of artistic producer Deke Sharon (Pitch Perfect, The Sing-Off) ... feature[ing] 10 dynamic voices singing some of today's chart-topping hits in brand new arrangements too incredible to miss. No genre of music is off limits in the world of a cappella, and Vocalosity will explore them all - from tenth-century Gregorian chant and classic choral to barber shop quartet and bouncing doo-wop. Combine that with movement and choreography from Sean Curran (Stomp original cast member), and you have an exhilarating evening of song unlike anything you've ever seen or heard live on stage."
Vocalosity recently enjoyed their debut album release on January 15th, from Universal Music Classics, to coincidence with the launch of their national tour.
The team has found way to engage further with the Tallahassee community, inviting local a capella troupes to compete, before selecting a winner to open the concert.
In a Facebook post made January 11th, Opening Nights themselves announced:
"We are thrilled to announce the winner of our Vocalocity Opening Act Contest. We have none other than the pop acapella group, Mane Event, from Leon High School joining us on February 6th at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall.
"Started in 2002, Mane Event was one of the first high school pop acapella groups in Florida. Mane Event has competed in Southern acapella competitions three times - and won three times! In addition, Mane Event has placed second at the national competition twice and toured across Florida.
"We are fortunate to have such great student talent in Leon County Schools."
Mane Event will be performing Somebody to Love, the Queen classic, under arrangement of Chris Diaz and direction of Tabitha Peck.
The evening has been sponsored by: Aloft Tallahassee Downtown, and tickets can be purchased online or at the door.