German a cappella group Vocaldente to perform April 26 & 27

April 20, 2012

Writer: Don Sparhawk

Germany's most successful a cappella group, Vocaldente, will perform two concerts in the Barrus Concert Hall on Thursday and Friday, April 26 and 27, at 7:30 p.m.

Unlike other a cappella groups, Vocaldente doesn't 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. Their repertoire is equally contemporary, covering pop and rock music from the past eight decades.

Taking the audience on a captivating journey from the Roaring Twenties to the latest pop hits, Vocaldente creates a completely unique form of a cappella connects directly with the audience.

Coming together in 2004 from their beginnings in the Hochschule für Musik und Theater and the Hannover Boys Choir, Vocaldente has developed over the course of only a few short years into an internationally acclaimed and sought-after vocal ensemble. The group was the winner of the 2008 Harmony Sweepstakes held in the United States.

Tickets for these Center Stage performances are $12 for the general public and $6 for BYU-Idaho students. They are available online at www.byui.edu/tickets or at the BYU-Idaho Ticket Office in person or at 496-3170.