Chicago area capella ensemble to perform May 5 in Courtland

Published 8:01 am Friday, April 30, 2010

COURTLAND — The Franklin-Southampton Concert Association will feature Chapter 6, a six-man a cappella ensemble from the Chicago area at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, at Southampton High School.

Originally scheduled for January, but canceled because of a snowstorm, this group consists of six men from Millikin University in Illinois.

“This group has gotten rave revues from all the critics,” said Nancy Rowe, president of the concert association. “I believe we’re in for a real treat.”

The ensemble became the youngest group to qualify for the Chicago-area National Harmony Sweepstakes and won the regional competition for three straight years. The group won the prestigious grand champion title at the 2004 National Harmony Sweepstakes.

Making their debut in 2001, the six vocalists have since toured North America and Asia, performing a family-friendly show that features intricate harmonies and first-class stage wit.

Their reputation continues to grow internationally.

“Their comedy-based blend of pop, jazz, gospel and rock, brings spontaneous bursts of laughter and applause throughout the show,” said one critic. “Their versatility and appeal knows no bounds, capturing audiences of all ages and musical tastes.”

Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students and will be available at the door.

For additional information, call Rowe at 7653-2498 or Beth Ellington at 562-2881.