Renowned a cappella group to perform

Voices of Lee 1Martin Hall Auditorium will be filled with glorious harmonies on Friday night, Feb. 1, when the Della Clayton Lee Cultural Arts Series features the nationally known Voices of Lee for the 2013 Martin Methodist College Homecoming concert.

The concert will begin at 7 p.m. on Feb. 1. Admission is $7 per person, with all students (kindergarten through college) admitted free of charge. To reserve your seat, please call 931-363-9882.

The 12-member a cappella show choir from Lee University in Cleveland has been thrilling audiences near and far over the past 18 years with their intricate harmonies, creative arrangements, and quick-stepping choreography. They have performed all over the world and appeared on such programs as “Good Morning America,” Bill Gaither’s “Familyfest” and “Praise Gathering,” but the group’s reputation really grew as a result of its participation on NBC’s “The Sing-Off” in 2009, competing against other a cappella vocal groups from across the country. The Voices of Lee made it through each weekly elimination round to finish second runner-up on the season finale.

“This is a concert that we’ve been working on for quite some time to bring to Martin Methodist College,” said Grant Vosburgh, director of communications and coordinator of the Della Clayton Lee series. “Vocal groups of this kind have grown in popularity in recent years, especially with the popularity of the television show, ‘Glee,’ and the Voices of Lee are as talented as it gets.

“Put simply, if you like ‘Glee,’ then you’ll love the Voices of Lee,” Vosburgh said.

Voices of Lee 2Directed by Danny Murray since their creation, the Voices of Lee will perform a program featuring three genres of music: pop, patriotic and sacred.

“There will certainly be something for everyone,” Vosburgh said. “When I was talking to Danny Murray last fall about the program, I put in a personal request for the Beatles medley that was one of the highlights of their performance on ‘The Sing-Off.’ You’ll be amazed at the remarkable sound that can come from a dozen voices with no accompaniment whatsoever. Songs that you’ve loved for years are given a fresh, creative treatment that allows you to hear them in a whole new way.”

The Voices of Lee concert will be just one of many activities on campus during Homecoming week, including the annual Sports Hall of Fame luncheon held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, in the Upperman Room of Martin Hall and the crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen during halftime of the men’s basketball game on Saturday in the Curry Christian Life Center. The RedHawks will be playing TranSouth Conference opponent Blue Mountain College in the basketball doubleheader, with the women’s game at 2 p.m. and the men’s at 4 p.m.

Posted on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 3:12 pm