Total Vocal

Total Vocal
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Tickets on Sale Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Sunday, Mar 25, 2018
2:00 PM
David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center
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Tickets on Sale Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Deke Sharon, Conductor and Creative Director
Total Vocal with Deke Sharon
DCINY Presents 'Total Vocal' with Deke Sharon, the fourth annual presentation celebrating Contemporary A Cappella with choirs and individual singers from all over the globe!

Featuring Distinguished Concerts Singers International and Guest Artists from ‘Pitch Perfect’, Broadway and 'The Sing-Off’
Contact us about this concert and future performance opportunities.

Participating Ensembles:

Deke Sharon
Voice to Voice
No Treble
Psycho-Chor der FSU Jena
Northlake Academy of Music Advanced Choir
Lions Gate Chorus
Syncapella & Raised In Song

Deke Sharon

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Deke Sharon
DEKE SHARON (Vocal Arrangements). Heralded as "The Father of Contemporary A Cappella," (Entertainment Weekly), Deke Sharon is responsible for the current sound of modern a cappella, having created the dense vocal-instrumental sound in college, subsequently spreading it around the world. Deke produces "The Sing-Off" worldwide (USA, Netherlands, China, South Africa) and served as arranger, on-site music director and vocal producer for Universal's Pitch Perfect & Pitch Perfect 2 starring Anna Kendrick & Rebel Wilson. Deke founded the Contemporary A Cappella Society while in college, and is responsible for many seminal a cappella programs. He is also contemporary cappella's most prolific arranger, having arranged over 2,000 songs, with many of them in print worldwide with Hal Leonard/Contemporary A Cappella Publishing. He has written 3 books "Acappella Arranging" (2012), “A Cappella” (2015) and “The Heart of Vocal Harmony” (2016). As the founder, director and arranger for the House Jacks for almost 25 years, the original "Rock Band Without Instruments," Deke shared the stage with countless music legends, including Ray Charles, James Brown, Crosby Stills and Nash, Run DMC, The Temptations, LL Cool J and the Four Tops, and performed for luminaries including President Bill Clinton. He has produced dozens of award winning a cappella albums (including Straight No Chaser, Committed, Nota, Street Corner Symphony and the Tufts Beelzebubs), created a cappella groups for Disneyland and Disneyworld, and frequently tours the world teaching students and professional singers. His voice can be heard in commercials and video games, including "Just Dance Kids 2.” He is one of only 20 honorary members of the Barbershop Harmony Society since 1938, as well as an honorary member of BYU Vocal Point, and received CASA's lifetime achievement award in 2016. You can see him on television on Lifetime’s “Pitch Slapped” (aka “Pitch Battle” in the Philippines, “A Cappella Battle” in Israel, and “Batallas A Capella” across Latin America).        

Voice to Voice

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Lisa Tulk
Lisa Tulk studied saxophone and piano at the Royal Northern College of Music. Lisa enjoys a rich varied career as a performer, composer, educator and choir director. She has performed at some of the UK's leading concert venues, broadcast several times on BBC Radio 2 & 3 and more recently performed her own compositions at the Manchester Jazz Festival. She performs regularly as saxophonist and vocalist and is the creator of Voice to Voice choir of which there are now three based in the north west of England.

Voice to Voice was created in 2014 with one choir in Cheshire. It was since grown into three throughout the northwest of England. Voice to Voice is a lively, contemporary choir. Now in its fourth year, it has grown into more than 150 members. Performances include singing at BBC North West , Manchester Central (Gmex) for the European Science Open Forum, The Ideal Home Show Exhibition, at the Victoria Hall Bolton with Wingates brass band and soon to be appearing on Christmas Eve on ITV as part of Manchester Carols at Christmas. Voice to Voice has appeared twice with Swansea City Opera in their performances of Faust and La Boheme. In March 2018 they are delighted to have been invited to sing in New York at the Lincoln Centre with acappella guru Deke Sharon.

No Treble

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Samarth U Mamadapur
Samarth is a singer from Bengaluru and he has been singing in No Treble since its inception. Apart from A Capella, he also dabbles in production and songwriting.

No Treble is an India A Capella team who are known for their versions of popular Indian and Western music, and the way they combine them in a unique way which defines their sound.

Psycho-Chor der FSU Jena

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Maximilian Lörzer
Maximilian Lörzer, born 1988, began early with lessons in playing the flute and the clarinet, the piano followed. 2005 he joined his school’s choir and discovered his love for choral work. In the following he joined the Philharmonic Choir Jena and the Chamber Choir of the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar. In 2009 he began his studies at Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar to become a music teacher. He finished his studies in 2015. In 2011 he founded the Psycho Choir and since then he holds the musical and the legal direction of the choir and the association.

The Psycho-Chor der FSU Jena is a choir of about 70 young people and was founded in April 2011 at the institute for psychology at Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena. Every semester the choir rehearses a new program of Acappella-Pop that is presented at several concerts, which bring together more than 1.000 enthusiastic concert-goers. Since the beginning the choir is supported by students of Weimar's Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in voice training and sectional rehearsals. In January 2015 the Psycho-Choir produced its first CD. In October 2017 the choir went to Amiens (France) und will go to Krakow (Poland) in October 2018.

Northlake Academy of Music Advanced Choir

Katie Shields has directed the Northlake Academy of Music Choirs for the past 9 years where she also provides private instruction in voice and piano, as well as audition preparation. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education with an emphasis on vocal music from Southeastern Louisiana University and is actively involved with the American Choral Directors Association through which many of her students have participated in honor choirs on the state, regional and national level. Other merits include director, music director, and costume director for musical theater productions at various schools, theaters, and institutions over the past 18 years.

The Northlake Academy of Music Advanced Choir, under the direction of Katie Shields, is made up of singers ages 12-18 who are of advanced vocal and musical skill. Many choir members have participated in vocal competitions and auditioned honor choirs and workshops throughout the country. Located in Mandeville, Louisiana, this choir performs at various venues and events in the community and surrounding areas including Celebration in the Oaks at New Orleans City Park and singing the National Anthem for the New Orleans Baby Cakes.

Lions Gate Chorus

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Sandy Marron
Sandy Marron has been the Director of Lions Gate since 1991. Her extensive training in classical piano, degrees in Psychology and Music Education from the University of Victoria BC, and vocal jazz & classical choral singing and conducting have all contributed to her success as a leader in the barbershop world. She is a Master 700 Director (highest designation possible), a Certified Sound Judge and much sought-after coach in Sweet Adelines and BHS. Sandy also sang tenor with Brava!, the 2004 International Quartet Champion.

Lions Gate Chorus consists of over 100 diverse, vibrant women from the Vancouver area, coming together weekly in song, dance and artistic expression. This Vancouver vocal gem is world-renowned, winning many international awards and honours for their innovative, musical excellence and artistic creativity. Lions Gate features four-part a cappella harmony, mostly in the barbershop style covering jazz, contemporary a cappella (pop) and showtunes from one hundred years ago to today. Founded in 1954, Lions Gate Chorus has consistently reached for the stars in the Sweet Adeline world, and in October earned their second silver medal and Most Entertaining Chorus award for their stunning "The Grinch Who Stole Contest" performance!

Syncapella & Raised In Song

Abi Moore is a Singer/Songwriter, Musical Director and a popular acapella workshop leader. She performs original songs from her three studio albums at major venues and festivals in the UK, opens shows for touring artists and has sung at venues including the London Palladium and the Galpharm Stadium. As a Guest Soloist with other choirs, Abi sang for Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the UNESCO HQ and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. She is an advocate of the wellbeing benefits of singing and enthuses her own choirs to sing in an authentic, acapella style; by ear and from the heart.

Our rhythm- loving, spirit-lifting singers perform meaningful songs that carry a positive message promoting peace, love, communication and understanding. We pack some serious soul into contemporary popular music, with lashings of rich, gospel warmth and a percussive groove, bringing hope, joy and funky goodness to your ears! From raising funds for a host of needy causes across the East Midlands to singing for Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the UNESCO Paris headquarters, our singers have performed on small and big stages but are excited to add the Total Vocal concert at the David Geffen Hall to their memories!