For Immediate Release: Arden Gild Hall a Cappella Festival - December 5
- Arden, DE
Arden Concert Gild presents
University a Capella
Saturday, December 5 - 8 PM - $15 ($12 members and students) Groups rates for 10 or more.
Inspired by the recent Ben Folds album of such groups performing his music (Ben Folds presents University a Cappella), this concert will include pop, rock, jazz and Broadway songs done by:
The Deltones from University of Delaware (video here )
What began as a group of friends who loved to sing together back in 1991, has since evolved into.... ummm.... a group of friends who to sing together in 2009. Through many transformations and personnel changes, the essence of the Deltones remains the same today as it did when it first started 18 years ago. The Deltones have never forgotten that this group is friends first, singers second. (From the Deltones website - let me add that these folks can sing! Wonderfully!)
Off The Beat from University of Pennsylvania (video here )
Off the Beat is an award winning group that blends vocal harmony with Top 40 rock. Renowned for years for groundbreaking albums, Off the Beat performs to large crowds at the University, the Kimmel Center and other regional venues.
The Deaftones from Westminster Choir College (video here )
Many students already find it hard to juggle homework and extracurricular activities. Try being a member of Westminster Choir College's renowned a cappella ensemble, Deaftones. Solely run by the group's 14 members from a variety of majors and classes, Deaftones not only arranges its own music but also administers its own rehearsals as well, and has been an active pop a cappella group at Westminster for five years now.
With its recent win at the Mid-Atlantic quarterfinals of the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) at Rutgers University on March 6, Deaftones advanced to the semifinals but didn't place. This is an outstanding accomplishment for such a new ensemble.
Tigertones from Princeton University (video here )
With a constantly expanding repertoire ranging from traditional ballads and jazz to barbershop, Broadway, classic rock, and American pop, the Tigertones continue to entertain audiences of all ages and musical tastes. Whether performing for kindergartners in downtown Trenton, elderly audiences in Palm Beach or teenage schoolgirls in Switzerland, the Tones and their songs have universal appeal. Many of these songs have been captured on the Tigertones' thirty recordings, the most recent of which, entitled "Feelin' Good", was released in the fall of '08.
The Tigertones are Princeton's signature all male a cappella group. After sixty years and thirty recordings, we continue to thrive and to keep alive a tradition of "Good Friends and Good Music", sharing with audiences of all ages the harmony, spontaneity, and brotherhood that have become our trademarks.
opening the show will be the JazzChords of Calloway from Wilmington's own Cab Calloway School for the Arts ( video here )
The JazzChords of Calloway, the premier jazz choir of the Cab Calloway School of the Arts, was established in 1997 when Bob McGrath (Bob from Sesame Street) appeared at the Grand Opera House and needed a jazz choir to back him onstage.
Since then, the JazzChords have performed throughout Delaware, at the Hard Rock Cafe in NYC, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Rays Starlight Cafe in Disney World (Orlando), the Convention Center in Philadelphia and onboard the Norwegian Dawn cruise ship. We have sung for the Governors of many states, US Senators and Congressmen, the dedication of the NCC Courthouse, State Treasurer Jack Markell's Swearing in Ceremony and we have sung every year since 2002 at the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival which is the largest outdoor jazz festival on the East Coast.
Arden University a Capella Festival - Saturday December 5, 2009 - $15 ($12 members) - Tickets available online! Group rates available for students and adults.