BYU Vocal Point

The Avalon Theatre
BYU Vocal Point

After a record-breaking eight years with Stevens at the helm, Vocal Point is once again directed by one of their own: McKay Crockett. Crockett’s 4 years in VP provided him plenty of opportunities to hone his leadership and sound engineering skills. He eagerly stepped into command of in 2012.

Crockett began a new frontier for Vocal Point. Not only did the group continue to innovate beyond any other group in collegiate a cappella with live performances (including the use of in-ear monitors), but with internet usage as well. Producing more media became a focus of the group. The group’s first pop music video, “Brave”, began an string of music videos that launched Vocal Point from a couple thousand subscribers in 2012 to well over 100K today! The most popular video, “Nearer My God to Thee”, has over 5 million views.

Along with the videos and accompanying singles, album production took a front seat. VP’s first-ever All-Hymns Album (“Lead Thou Me On”) was released in October 2012. A year a half later, “Spectrum” was released in 2014, and a year and a half after that, Vocal Point’s very first Christmas album “He is Born” in 2015.

Details

BYU Vocal Point
Event starts on Feb 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Doors open at 5:45 pm
Event ends on Feb 17, 2018 at 10:00 pm
Ticket Prices:
$15
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Feb 17, 2018 Feb 17, 2018 America/Denver BYU Vocal Point

After a record-breaking eight years with Stevens at the helm, Vocal Point is once again directed by one of their own: McKay Crockett. Crockett’s 4 years in VP provided him plenty of opportunities to hone his leadership and sound engineering skills. He eagerly stepped into command of in 2012.

Crockett began a new frontier for Vocal Point. Not only did the group continue to innovate beyond any other group in collegiate a cappella with live performances (including the use of in-ear monitors), but with internet usage as well. Producing more media became a focus of the group. The group’s first pop music video, “Brave”, began an string of music videos that launched Vocal Point from a couple thousand subscribers in 2012 to well over 100K today! The most popular video, “Nearer My God to Thee”, has over 5 million views.

Along with the videos and accompanying singles, album production took a front seat. VP’s first-ever All-Hymns Album (“Lead Thou Me On”) was released in October 2012. A year a half later, “Spectrum” was released in 2014, and a year and a half after that, Vocal Point’s very first Christmas album “He is Born” in 2015.

The Avalon Theatre

Performer

Vocal Point was founded in 1991 by two students at Brigham Young University. Dave Boyce and Bob Ahlander first heard the contemporary a cappella sound during a visit to the eastern U.S., where it had already grown to considerable popularity at colleges throughout the east. Seeking to bring that sound westward, Da
ve and Bob recruited Jill Petersen-Lex to serve as the group’s first Artistic Director. The three held auditions in fall 1991. After the members were selected and began singing, the nine-man group became an instant hit on campus, selling out its very first concert. The group made its first recording (“If Rocks Could Sing”) and went on its first tour that same year.

With Ahlander and Boyce providing the vision, and Lex providing much-needed musical direction, the first three years proved equally successful for the student-run group. They toured several times and released their first full-length CD, “(instruments not included)”. The group was so popular that the Director of the School of Music at BYU thought it should be an official part of the University. Finally, in Fall 1994, the ensemble was adopted into the School of Music, and Jim Anglesey was appointed as the group’s Faculty Advisor. This was an important move for the group, as it ensured their longevity, and allowed for a full-time director, access to BYU’s marvelous performing venues, and assistance from the staff of the School of Music and Performing Arts Management.

https://www.byuvocalpoint.com/

Venue

The Avalon Theatre
Address: 645 Main Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501

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