Date(s) & Time(s)::
January 12, 2013 at 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM
Location: Schorr Family Firehouse Stage 46-48 Willow St. Johnson City, NY 13790
Phone: 607-772-2404 ext. 301
Germany's Most Successful A Cappella Export Brings Their Vocal Talents to the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage
Johnson City – As part of their Music Hall series, The Goodwill Theatre will present vocaldente Saturday, January 12th at 7 p.m. at the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage. Goodwill Theatre’s Music Hall Series is sponsored by White Knight Productions in Vestal, NY.
Coming together in 2004 from their beginnings in the Hochschule für Musik und Theater and the Boys Choir of Hannover, vocaldente has developed over the course of only a few short years into a internationally acclaimed and sought-after vocal ensemble. Over 100 concerts and appearances per year are on the program of this quintet that take them throughout their homeland of Germany, beyond the border throughout Europe, and on extensive and repeated tours of the USA as well as Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan.
Unlike other a cappella groups, vocaldente does not rely on technical devices, amplifiers and special effects. Their passion is an art almost lost in the entire vocal scene: performing a cappella without microphones, conveying the feeling and verve of 80 years of musical entertainment in its most authentic way – purely acoustic, taking a cappella back to its proper roots. However, their repertoire is equally contemporary, as well as covering pop and rock music from the past eight decades: Taking their audience on a captivating journey from the Roaring Twenties to the latest pop hits, vocaldente create a completely unique new form of a cappella that’s directly connecting with the audience, touching them deeply and delighting them utterly.
The young men of vocaldente have prevailed at the biggest and most significant national and international vocal and a cappella competitions in Asia, Europe and the United States. By winning first prize at the Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival 2008 in San Francisco, vocaldente can call themselves the National Champions of the world’s biggest a cappella competition, becoming the first foreign speaking, and only the second ever non-American winner. And they’ve also tasted victory at the most renowned European competition of its kind, the Tampereen Sävel in Finland. They’ve won the Audience’s Favorite Awards for Best Group and Most Popular Group wherever they’ve competed; and lately, were also honored with the First Prize of the Jury and the Special Award for Best Choreography and Stage Presence at the International Contemporary A Cappella Competition in Taiwan, the biggest of its kind in Asia.
Vocaldente have been guests at the most renowned a cappella and choir festivals, whether national or international. In addition they represent the culture of vocal innovation in regular appearances at receptions and events of the German Embassies and Consulates. 3 professionally produced CD recordings and a live DVD of the 5 year anniversary of group's formation serve to document vocaldente's repertoire and career.
Tickets for vocaldente are $25 for adults and $20 for senior citizens and students. Reservations, and information on all shows, are available by calling the Goodwill Theatre Box Office at (607) 772-2404, ext. 301. You can also purchase tickets on their website: www.goodwilltheatre.net. Tickets, if still available, will also be sold at the door, one hour before show time.
The Schorr Family Firehouse Stage, located at 46-48 Willow Street in Johnson City, accepts cash, checks and all major credit cards. Doors open approximately one hour before show time. General Seating is based on a first-come; first-served policy. Refreshments will be available for sale.
The Schorr Family Firehouse Stage is the first performance venue of the Goodwill Theatre Performing Arts Complex & Professional Training Facility. It is located on the corner of Corliss Avenue and Willow Street in Johnson City. Patrons are advised to enter the facility through the parking lot on Corliss Avenue. Parking is available in a small lot at the theatre, and a new lot along the side of the building, on-street, and in various Village municipal lots within two blocks of the theatre. For more information, interested persons can contact the Goodwill Theatre Box Office at (607) 772-2404, ext. 301, or visit: www.goodwilltheatre.net