Debut performance of Men’s Acappella Chorus of Cache Valley a success!!!
The Men’s Acappella Chorus of Cache Valley had their debut performance Sunday night, July 22 in the Kent Concert at USU.
Here is a link to the announcement we posted for this concert: http://bit.ly/KDUj5s
The performance went extremely well! From estimates given by USU Alumni Band members based on performances that last few weeks, we only expected around 30 people to show up. Add on the fact that the concert was moved from the lawn of the Quad on the east side of Old Main building to instead be held in the Kent Concert Hall, and it was actually surprising to see such a huge turn out. The Kent Concert Hall holds 2168 people, and we believe the venue was over half full if not 2/3 full. We were definitely very enthused to have such a large audience for our debut performance. And we are very appreciative to the directors and performers of the USU Alumni Band for allowing us to perform as part of their concert.
Seven of our chorus members were able to be there for this performance. Other chorus members had other commitments that day or are on a hiatus due to their participation in other vocal group performances this summer.
We have already received a lot of praise and feedback from concert attendees. And we appreciate your comments and your support! One attendee said they believed we had the loudest applause the entire night. And while we don’t believe we stole the show from the USU Alumni Band, we are very appreciative for the way the audience received our performance. Another audience member remarked how surprised they were at the flexibility of the chorus members being able to sing with a very large vocal range. Our chorus members shifted vocal parts on almost every song we performed. We had high parts shift down to lower at times. We even had Basses and Baritones shifting up to sing Soprano and Alto in falsetto. Another audience member remarked how much the Do-Wop songs reminded them of their time in Chicago.
One audience member told us how he loved hearing “Ezekiel Saw The Wheel” as it reminded him of when he sang the song with a quartet in the 80s. We knew there would be a few people in the audience that should recognize that song.
We have had a handful of people ask how long we’ve been singing together. And we have loved their reaction when we tell them we’ve only been rehearsing together for 2 months. The chorus members have done a wonderful job with their dedicated rehearsal to get the songs ready for performance. Each chorus member deserves an individual applause!
We had a lot of fun up on stage. We love the songs we sing. And we do our best to put all of our emotion in the songs. We hope the audience could tell how much fun we were having.
We are very appreciative to our own chorus member, Bryan Earl for organizing this performance for us. Besides singing with our chorus, Bryan Earl also plays clarinet in the USU Alumni Band. So he had double duty for this performance.
We hope to be able to announce more performances in the near future. We currently do have a concert scheduled for December 15, 2012 at the Why Sound venue here in Logan, UT. We also hope to be scheduling a Christmas performance in the Logan Tabernacle. But we would love to have some performances in the months leading up to December. If you would like us to perform for a community event, please get in contact with us. Currently, we are singing free of charge! We are very adaptable and perform in many atmospheres. We have a few religious pieces we’ve been working on as well. We would love to perform at community events at parks, at conference meetings, community get-togethers, sports events, etc.
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