Rockapella returns to Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts with its "Holiday Concert" December 7


Rockapella, the five-man powerhouse a cappella group presents its rousing "Holiday Concert" in a sold-out-return-by-popular-demand-engagement at Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts, Friday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. Opening for them once again is Close Harmony, a Fairfield Ludlowe High School a cappella co-ed ensemble consisting of 16-18 singers performing under the direction of Kevin Cotellese. There is a waiting list for tickets at the Quick Center Box Office.

In Rockapella's 2006 performance at the Quick Center, the group demonstrated the collective magnetism, precision ensemble singing, and joie de vivre for which they are renowned and ensured their return to Fairfield. 

With seemingly little effort and using no more accompaniment than themselves as instruments, the "quintet" performs in perfect synchronization with each other's individual talents and successfully creates a whole even more dynamic than its parts. As a result, Rockapella continues to capture national and international audiences' imagination and devotion. 

The group's "Holiday Concert" promises to imbue familiar holiday carols with its unique blend of sound and attitude. It offers a vibrant program that confirms Rockapella's status as the undisputed kings of contemporary a cappella music. 

Well-known for their five-year contribution to the success of the award-winning PBS program, "Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?" this matchless musical stand-alone ensemble blends the extraordinary talents of Kevin Wright's angelic voice with John K. Brown's liquid gold top-of-the-range sound, Scott Leonard's pyrotechnical vibrations, George Baldi's rich bass, and the legendary virtuoso percussion of Jeff Thacher's mouth drumming.

Tickets are $40, $35 and $30. Call the Quick Center Box Office at (203) 254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396 to put your name on the waiting list. For more information, visit the website, www.quickcenter.com.

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Media Contact: Joan Grant, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2950, jgrant@fairfield.edu

Posted on November 27, 2007

Vol. 40, No. 119