A Cappella group to perform at St. Clair Memorial Hall


GREENVILLE – Darke County Center for the Arts will present VoicePlay in concert at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville on Saturday, Jan. 23.

According to DCCA Artistic director Keith Rawlins, VoicePlay began as a street corner barbershop act before evolving into an internationally acclaimed touring sensation.

“The group takes the timeless sound of vocal music, and turns it into an amazing stage show, moving between eras and styles and incorporating hilarious on-stage theatrics, ultimately producing the orchestrated sound of an entire musical using nothing but the human voice,” Rawlins explained. “Since appearing on Season 4 of NBC’s The Sing-Off, they’ve collaborated with Disney and toured extensively, winning fans around the world.”

Curtain time for the show is 8 p.m.

“Fans of pop, rock, doo-wop, rhythm and blues, and jazz are all drawn to contemporary a cappella groups,” Rawlins said, noting that a cappella music has officially hit the mainstream, and is popular with listeners of all ages.

Utilizing the full talents of its five members who collectively cover a vocal range of over 5 octaves, VoicePlay uniquely creates music without accompaniment that can sound as though a full orchestra is backing up the singers.

Gordon Orthodontics and Greenville Technology Inc. are sponsoring the concert by Voice Play. Additionally, the Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. DCCA also receives operating support from the Harry D. and Esther Stephens Memorial as well as funding from the Ketrow Foundation and Lydia E. Schaurer Memorial Trust Fund.

VoicePlay will also perform for high school students in local schools January 19 through 22; these shows are free and open to the public. Contact DCCA for more information regarding specific performance times and locations.


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Tickets for the January 23 show by VoicePlay cost $20, and can be purchased by contacting DCCA at 937-547-0908, or at DCCA’s office located within Greenville Public Library, as well as online at www.CenterForArts.net. If any remain by showtime, tickets will also be available at the door prior to the performance.

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