German a cappella

Wednesday October 26 2011

 

Vocaldente, a German a cappella ensemble, will appear on November 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Dillard Theatre. Vocaldente (http://www.vocaldente.org) is known for its precise arrangements, tight harmonies, and light-hearted humor. The event is free and open to the public.

The ensemble comprises five artists who perform a varied repertoire of popular songs from contemporary and modern music covering the past 100 years. The singers put great emphasis on singing acoustically without technical aids or microphones in an effort to return "back to the roots of a cappella." They also do all of their own arrangements.

The ensemble was founded in 2004 and emerged primarily from the Hannover Boys Choir and the Hannover University of Music and Drama. The group has toured internationally including the United States and Southeast Asia.

In 2007 and 2008 Vocaldente took first prizes in international a cappella competitions such as the Tampereen Sävel Contest for Vocal Ensembles in Finland, the Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival in the U.S., and Taiwan International Contemporary A Cappella Competition 2008.

The program is sponsored by the German embassy in conjunction with the LC German program.