On Sunday, November 4, 2018, eight of the top Jewish collegiate a cappella teams from the Northeast will participate in the first-ever New England Competition and Showcase to be held at Temple Sholom (300 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT).
This event, which begins at 4:00 pm, will offer just over two full hours of entertaining a cappella performances by “The Alef Beats” (Brown University), “Ani V'Ata” (New York University), “Kaskeset” (Binghamton University), “Kol Halaya” (Rutgers University), “Manginah” (Brandeis University), “The Mazel Tones” (Wesleyan University), “Tizmoret” (Queens College) and “Shir Appeal” (Tufts University).
“A cappella, made popular by movies like Pitch Perfect and groups like The Maccabeats and Six13, is something that all ages can enjoy,” said event organizer Gaston Bernstein. “We are very excited to highlight some of the most talented collegiate a cappella singers from the Jewish community.”
During the competition and showcase, teams will perform songs in both English and Hebrew. A panel of distinguished judges will then evaluate the teams in the competition category and will select winners for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Awards for “Best Soloist” and “Best Beatboxer” will also be presented.
Tickets are on sale now at https://neacappella2018.eventbrite.com. The cost with advance purchase online is $18 for adults, $10 for children and students, and $36 for preferred seating (processing fees for each will be applied at checkout). A limited number of General Admission tickets will be available for purchase at the door (prices subject to increase).
Love a cappella? There is also an opportunity to help underwrite this program by becoming a sponsor for $54 per person. Please visit the ticket link or contact Gina Pernicano, Communications Manager at Temple Sholom, at 203-542-7169 or [email protected] for sponsorship information.
To preview video clips of the participating teams, visit https://youtu.be/sOmniuhYH58, or search for the New England Jewish Collegiate A Cappella Competition and Showcase on Facebook.