Vocal Point creates complex music and rhythms with only 9 voices
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 a cappella group Vocal Point. Hailing from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, Vocal Point gives stunning, high – energy performances that won them th e International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) and a faithful following throughout the world. The group competed on NBC’s The Sing – Off in 2011. Each week, Vocal Point and other a cappella groups performed and were judged by recording artists Ben Folds, Sara Bareilles, and Shawn Stockman. Vocal Point finished as one of the top five final groups on this nation ally televised competition.
With a varied repertoire and a wide range of vocal possibilities — and seeming impossibilities — these crowd – pleasers have it all: rock, pop, country, jazz, and R&B all mixed into the time of your life. This nine – man group takes th e songs you hear on the radio, retools them, and delivers a new rendition, complete with all the complex instrumentation done entirely with their mouths. Their family – friendly show is a toe – tapper, and their performance is a showstopper. Each Vocal Point m ember displays musical ability , creativity, and stage experience — a c ombination which adds up to original, skillful, and spirited performances. “Well that’s about the most professional group at the collegiate level anywhere ,” says Deke Sharon, founder of the Contemporary A Cappella Society of America (CASA) and Vocal Produc er of NBC’s The Sing Off . “Seriously, that’s as close as anyone could ever get to being a rock star. ”
In 2016, Vocal Point was awarded three Contemporary A cappella Recording Awards in the categories of Best Religious Album, Best Religious Song, and Best Male Collegiate Solo b y the Contemporary A Cappella Society (CASA). These three wins were for the He is Born album and the single “He is Born.” Vocal Point was also awarded runner – up in the categories of Best Holiday Album ( He is Born ) and Best Holiday Song (“ God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen ” from He Is Born), and w as also nominated for Best Classical Song (“ Homeward Bound “).
The group performs for over 50,000 people each year, regularly selling out shows weeks in advance. This past summer, Voca l Point performed at Disneyland’s 60 th Anniversary Diamond Celebration . While there, they also taught workshops for Disney cast members. Vocal Point performed “The Star – Spangled Banner” for an audience of over 80,000 at the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Cent ennial Celebration . The group has performed for the San Francisco Giants at 3Com Stadium and for ambassadors from around the world in Washington, D.C.
In 2006, Vocal Point took first place in the International Championship of Collegiate A Capella (ICCA) a t a performance in New York City. They returned to this same competition for the 2011 season and placed first runner – up at the finals. The Faith – Centered Music Association awarded the group three Pearl Awards , including best performing artist and best reco rding group. At the invitation of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee, the group was selected to perform at nearly every major venue for the Salt Lake Winter Olympic Games.
Vocal Point is the best – selling artist for BYU Records , and one of the best sellers for Deseret Book. This October, the group will release its first Christmas album, He Is Born . Most recently, the group released Spectrum (2014), rearranging popular tunes including Sara Bareilles’s “Brave” and a Newsies medley. In October 2012, the group released their first all – hymn album titled Lead Thou Me On. Their eighth album, titled Back in Blue (2011), features recordings from the 2007 – 2011 years of Vocal Point.
After st arting a YouTube channel in 2010 , Vocal Point already has over 114 ,000 subscrib ers and 14 million views . In February of 2016, YouTube recognized Vocal Point for surpassing 10 0,000 subscribers by awarding its channel the Silver Play B utton. Vo cal Point has recorded videos with The All – American Boys Choir and the 300 – voice BYU Men’s Chorus , and its videos have been featured on Good Morning America and the Grammys.
Platinum Level Sponsor – Dr. & Mrs. Michael Adams
Silver Level Sponsor – Evanston Regional Hospital – Uinta Medical Group
This concert is presented in partnership with Uinta County School District No. 1.
Supported in part by and award from the Wyoming Arts Council through funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.