“VOCALOSTY – THE ACA PERFECT CONCERT EXPERIENCE” will be playing at Mesa Arts Center tomorrow, Nov. 18, at 8 p.m.
“VOCALOSITY” is a live concert event from the creative mind of artistic producer Deke Sharon (“Pitch Perfect,” “The Sing-Off”) that takes a cappella to a whole new level. This fast-paced production features an all-star ensemble of diverse young vocalists singing some of today’s chart-topping hits in brand-new arrangements that set a new standard for 10-part harmony.
The 10 vocalists that comprise the new all-star a cappella group are James C. Jones, Hannah Juliano, Kelli Koloszar, Cheeyang Ng, Nattalyee Randall, Tracy L.J. Robertson, Bryant Vance, Nicole Weiss, Amy Whitcomb and RJ Woessner.
No genre of music is off limits in the world of a cappella and “VOCALOSITY” covers them all – from 10th century Gregorian chant and classical choral to barber shop quartet and bouncing doo-wop all the way to an exploration of the current sound of a cappella with music from The Beatles, Bruno Mars and more. Combine that with direction and choreography from Sean Curran (“Stomp” original cast member) and you have an exhilarating evening of song unlike anything ever seen or heard, live on stage.
“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,” said Sharon, who serves as artistic director, music director and co-creator of the production. “’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.”
Hailed as “the father of contemporary a cappella” by Entertainment Weekly, Sharon has served as on-site music director and vocal producer for the smash hit films “Pitch Perfect” and “Pitch Perfect 2” as well as vocal producer of NBC’s “The Sing-Off.”
Tickets are available at mesaartscenter.com, at the box office, or by calling 480-644-6500. Mesa Arts Center is located at One East Main St. in downtown Mesa.