Vocal Point coming to Monticello
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The renowned a capella group Vocal Point will perform in Monticello on Saturday, January 21.  Courtesy photo
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Blue Mountain Entertainment and Zions Bank proudly present Vocal Point, Brigham Young University’s premier all-male pop a cappella ensemble, in concert  on Saturday, January 21, at 7 p.m. at the Monticello High School Auditorium.  

Last fall, Vocal Point shared its passion for singing with millions of viewers by participating in NBC’s The Sing Off show.  Vocal Point was one of 16 groups featured on the third season of the hit TV show.

They have percussion without drums. They have a rhythm section without a bass. The only instruments on stage belong to the nine voices of the nationally renowned Vocal Point singers. 

Vocal Point gives stunning, high-energy performances that have won the group the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) and a faithful following throughout the world.

At the head of this nine-man marvel is James Stevens. Under his direction, Vocal Point propels its creative harmonies far beyond the traditional four-part possibilities. With innovative arrangements, choreography, and vocals, Vocal Point continues to be a trendsetter in the world of a cappella.

Stevens was a member of Vocal Point from 2001 until his graduation in 2003 from BYU in Media Music. Soon thereafter he worked as a part-time faculty instructor with the University, teaching songwriting and synthesizer lessons.

In 2004, Stevens filled the shoes of Bob Ahlander, Vocal Point’s previous director and founder, as the new artistic director of Vocal Point. He has produced two of the group’s top-selling albums with Tantara Records, Nonstop and Back In Blue.  Stevens has written over 20 original arrangements for Vocal Point.

So what can you expect to experience at a Vocal point concert?  Stevens said, “Vocal Point not only brings a polished professional sound and look to each performance, they bring a passion and love for music and the people they perform for.”  

“I love working with these talented, kind, and wholesome gentlemen,” Stevens said. “They maintain the same values on and off the stage. They are who they seem to be; it’s truly inspiring.”

When Stevens isn’t working with Vocal Point, he stays busy as a media composer, producer, and a family man.  Stevens lives in Saratoga Springs, UT with his wife and two children.

Vocal Point originates in the School of Music of the College of Fine Arts & Communications at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT.  BYU is one of the nation’s largest private universities with an enrollment of more than 30,000 students from throughout the United States and 110 foreign countries.

Admission to the Vocal Point concert will be by Blue Mountain Entertainment or Kigalia Fine Arts season memberships or by tickets purchased at the door:  Family $30, Adults $12, Students $6.
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