Friday, October 31, 2014

Straight No Chaser

Several years ago I saw a PBS special featuring an a capella group, Straight No Chaser.  We so enjoyed the special that we made arrangements to go see them when they were in Arkansas City.  Unfortunately, a snow storm kept them from making their concert and we were unable to attend the alternate one.

Several weeks ago I noticed they would be here on October 30, and we decided to attend.  It was a great performance!

To strictly sing a capella is not an easy task, but this group has it mastered.  Not only do they sing perfectly pitched, they also use their voices for percussion.  At times it was hard to remember that they are unaccompanied.  Don and I enjoyed trying to figure out which singer was the "percussionist" per song!

This group is a multi-talented collection of men who went to Indiana University, but now live throughout the country and practice via Skype.  How that works I cannot imagine.  How does one plan choreography in a conference call?   Somehow it works, as they are in perfect sync, both chorally and choreographically.

We had a great night with Straight No Chaser.  See them when they are at a theater near you!

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