Sound Alliance and Vocal Union combine to create an instrumental and vocal concert that will entertain and inspire audiences of all ages. Both groups represent what is best in the students at BYU-Idaho. The group presents a multi-faceted program with both ensembles interwoven to present inspiring vocal and instrumental jazz selections.
Sound Alliance is composed of 17 musicians selected through a highly competitive audition process. Their repertoire ranges from the artistic to the "just-for-fun-of-it." Their current show features music from the Swing Era including authentic versions of Duke Ellington tunes such as "Take the A Train" and Glen Miller's "In the Mood." Also included are songs by recent Neo Swing bands like the Brian Setzer Orchestra, as welll as arrangements in Latin and Jazz/Rock styles by artists such as Stan Kenton, Bob Mintzer and others.
Vocal Union, an ensemble of 12 singers, performs a variety of styles which feature the tight harmonies of vocal jazz in a performance of popular, big band and classic jazz tunes including "I'll Be Seeing You" and "Sing, Sing, Sing." The group also supplies vocals and combined numbers with Sound Alliance such as "Route 66" and "Take the A Train." Audiences are often spellbound by the precision harmonies, vocal blend and energy of the ensemble as they perform some of the very best in vocal jazz.
The goal of both performing groups is to uplift audiences through quality music that inspires, entertains and leaves one feeling good. The upbeat nature of their program will appeal to audiences of all ages and backgrounds.