January 11, 2019
Writer: Don Sparhawk
REXBURG, Idaho—Vocal Point, a popular male a cappella group from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, will perform Friday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hart Auditorium at BYU-Idaho in Rexburg.
Tickets for the Center Stage Performing Arts Series event are $12 for the general public and $6 for BYU-Idaho students. Tickets can be purchased at the BYU-Idaho Ticket Office, by calling 208-496-3170 or online at tickets.byui.edu.
Vocal Point entertains audiences throughout the world with their stunning, high-energy performances and their elaborate, cinematographic music videos. With a wide range of vocal possibilities, these crowd-pleasers have it all—rock, pop, country, jazz, and R&B that makes their family-friendly concerts a showstopper.
The nine-man group takes the songs you are familiar with, retools them and delivers a new rendition, complete with all the complex instrumentation done entirely with their mouths. Each Vocal Point member displays musical ability, creativity, and stage experience—a combination which adds up to original, skillful, and spirited performances.
“Well, that’s about the most professional group at the collegiate level anywhere,” said Deke Sharon, founder of the Contemporary A Cappella Society of America (CASA) and Vocal Producer of NBC’s The Sing-Off. “Seriously, that’s as close as anyone could ever get to being a rock star.”
In 2016, Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards recognized Vocal Point in the categories of Best Religious Album, Best Religious Song and Best Male Collegiate Solo for their album “He is Born” and the single of the same name.
“He is Born” was also awarded runner-up for Best Holiday Album. “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen” was runner-up for Best Holiday Song, and “Homeward Bound” was also nominated for Best Classical Song.
Besides performing on stage, recording albums and being on television, Vocal Point has produced 18 music videos. These videos have accumulated over 18 million views on YouTube.