Concert series memberships still available, first show Sunday, Nov. 17
Professional performers from across the nation are coming to Gettysburg as part of the High Plains Concert Series.
The concert series, which is in its second year, was organized through the combined forces of the High Plains Arts Council and the Gettysburg Chamber of Commerce, with lots of help from area volunteers.
Concert series members can attend the programs, and the annual membership drive is in full force.
The season performances begin on Nov. 17 with Vocaldente, a German a cappella group.
Vocaldente is an award winning quintet from Hanover, Germany that was formed in 2004. They are audience favorites, award winners, globetrotters, vocal artists and entertainers. Unlike other a cappella groups, Vocaldente doesn’t rely on special effects. Their passion is an art almost lost in the entire vocal scene: conveying the feeling of musical entertainment in its most authentic way – purely acoustic, taking a cappella back to its proper roots.
Vocaldente has developed into an internationally acclaimed and sought-after vocal ensemble. Over 100 concerts and appearances per year are on the program of this quintet that takes 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. On Nov. 17, they will add the stage at the American Legion in Gettysburg to the list.
Their repertoire is a variety of musical entertainment with exciting arrangements ranging from Thank God I’m a Country Boy to Rosanna to Mamma Mia. Sprinkled through the show are hilarious and introspective moments, along with music spanning yesterday to the present.
Prize-winning vocal artistry, pepped up with great choreography and self-deprecatingly humorous dialog, Vocaldente thrills audience and critics alike. Be prepared for a rousing performance of a capella art.
The season continues on March 31, when Everything Fitz will come to town, which is a family fiddle and step show. The final show of the series in Gettysburg is The Unexpected Surfer Boys, which is a tribute to the Beach Boys and Broadway, on Friday, April 25.
In addition, concert series members in Gettysburg have reciprocity with Pierre and Redfield concerts, which offer six more presentations throughout the season.
Season membership tickets are available by contacting the Chamber office, located at the Potter County News, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 765-2528, or stop by Houck Law Office downtown.