Admission is free; donations will support local Care Store charity
Five choruses. Two quartets. Three musical groups. All a cappella.
More than 100 vocalists from Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant and surrounding communities, and from across the state will join in Acapellapalooza Nine on Sunday, Nov. 10.
Performances begin at 3 p.m. at The Morey Education Center, 380 W. Blanchard Road in Mount Pleasant.
“This concert will be pure energy. Pure fun. Guests are guaranteed to leave smiling,” said Joe McDonald, president of MountainTown Singers, which organizes the event. “It’s an outstanding way to spend a couple of hours on a fall Sunday. You’ll recognize most songs. And love them.”
Admission is free, with goodwill donations benefiting the Care Store at 1114 W. High Street in Mount Pleasant. Affiliated with Community Church, the store provides personal care and household items free of charge to residents in need from across Central Michigan.
“All of the performers are passionate about making our communities better through music,” McDonald said. “It’s in that same spirit that we choose a charity to support through this concert.”
Acapellapalooza Nine participants include:
- MountainTown Singers — popular barbershop harmony chorus from Mount Pleasant
- Heart of Michigan Chorus — entertaining Sweet Adelines chorus from Alma
- Power of Four Quartet — now college students, they met during MountainTown Singers’ annual Harmony Explosion summer camp
- Fish N Chips — CMU’s first a cappella group, known for crowd-pleasing, lively entertainment
- Axiom Quartet — members of and friends from MountainTown Singers
- Midstatesmen Chorus — barbershop harmony chorus with members from six counties in the center of the mitten
- MountainTown Family Chorus — members of all ages, genders and musical experience levels prepare their performance in just six weeks
- On the Rox — CMU a cappella group delivers beautiful voices and stage presence
- Crossroads Harmony Chorus — heart-warming Sweet Adelines chorus from Reed City
- Central Harmony — CMU’s co-ed a cappella group: expect personality and originality