Weekend Pick: SingStrong a Cappella Festival at SLHS

South Lakes High School The SingStrong a Cappella Festival gets underway Friday at South Lakes High School, where there will be concerts, workshops, classes and more.

Among the pros at the 13th annual event: 10-time Grammy Winners, Take 6, innovators of the jazz gospel style; Diana Preisler, star of TV’s Pitch Slapped on Lifetime; Vivid Voices, the award winning contemporary choir from Germany, and winners at both the German Choral Competition and the Aarhus Vocal Festival in Denmark; Julia Easterlin,  the indie live-looper featured at Lollapalooza; MAXX Factor, International Barbershop Champion Quartet featured on NBC’s The Sing-Off; and Kaila Mullady, Current World Champion Beatboxer.

The event, which runs through Sunday, consists of five concerts, an auction, and over a dozen classes and coachings. Event profits support the fight against Alzheimer’s Disease, as well as local music programs. Fans can attend single concerts, or purchase discount weekend passes which offer savings of up to 50 percent.

Visit the SingStrong website to:

See the concert schedule

See the list of classes on such topics as recording techniques, stage presence, forming and directing an a cappella group, beatboxing, copyright law, and musical arranging.

Get tickets, which range from $15 to $35. Discounted passes are available for Seniors, Students and groups of 10 or more.

See lots more info on www.SingStrong.org.

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