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Vocal Point, BYU a cappella pop ensemble, presents concert March 18

Vocal Point, Brigham Young University’s popular nine-man pop a cappella group, will perform Thursday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.

Tickets at $9 and $3 off with a BYU or student ID are available through the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 378-4322 or at

The nine voices of Vocal Point create musical possibilities beyond the capabilities of a traditional four-part quartet and the ensemble is continually trying new musical styles.

Vocal Point does not use any musical instruments; instead, they adapt a song’s complex instrumentation and recreate it vocally in a style called “mouth music.” Audience members have been known to mistake the complex sounds for musical instruments during a performance.

Vocal Point’s varied repertoire includes rock, pop, country, jazz, and R&B. The ensemble is geared to entertain audiences of every age and performs regularly for various types of crowds, from corporate executives to school children.

Vocal Point’s members are selected from some of BYU’s finest ensembles for their musical ability, creativity, and stage experience—a combination which adds up to original, skillful and spirited performances.

BYU alumni Bob Ahlander and Dave Boyce organized Vocal Point as a private venture in 1991. Less than three years later, the group joined BYU’s School of Music to establish Vocal Point as a permanent tradition of contemporary a cappella at the University. Ahlander returned in 2001 to take the reins as artistic director of the group.

For more information about Vocal Point, contact Performing Arts Management, (801) 422-3576.

Writer: Rachel M. Sego

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