The upcoming spring concert at The University of Denver’s, NewmanCenter for the Performing Arts will be the 10th Annual spring performance hosted by Denver’s own Sound of the Rockies Chorus. All groups that will perform at the 2:00 and 7:30pm shows are national and international award-winners. The chorus will be performing the best songs from their concerts over the last ten years. Their special guests will be Face (www.facevocalband.com), a nationally recognized all-vocal rock band from Boulder, Colorado. Face creates a rock-music phenomenon that has to be seen to be believed. No other instruments or special effects – just six guys. Considered “among the top 10 singing groups in the country,” (Norm Johnson, Las Vegas Leisure Guide) they regularly wow sold-out audiences throughout Colorado, including such classic venues as Boulder Theater and The Soiled Dove. Face was recently named “Best Local Musician/Group” by Boulder Weekly’s 2009 Best of Boulder Reader Survey. In addition, Face is a two-time winner of the National Audience Favorite Award at the Harmony Sweepstakes National Finals, as well as National Runner-Up in 2005 and 2007. Face was also runner-up for Favorite Pop/Rock Group in the 2007 Contemporary A Cappella Society’s Community Awards. Face has been headlining in Las Vegas periodically since 2007 to rave reviews, paving the way for even more national attention on their recent appearance on the highly anticipated “Sing Off” international a cappella competition aired on NBC in late 2009. The show will also feature 52eighty, a youth chorus with members all under 30 who just took 1st place in the International Barbershop Youth Chorus Contest at the end of January; two of the best barbershop quartets in the world will also be there: Storm Front is hilarious and currently the 3rd best quartet in the world; and McPhly, a group of cool young guys from Denver who recently came in 15th at International competition will make this concert simply amazing! For Tickets: Call the DU Newman Center Box office at 303.871.7720. The Newman Center for the Performing Arts is located at 2344 E. Iliff Avenue Denver, CO80208.
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Sound of the Rockies is a 60-year old Denver-based non-profit organization with over 150 members and is an incredible men’s chorus that has been creating captivating, exciting a cappella music since 2000 since the merger of two powerful organizations: The Denver Tech and Denver Mile High chapters of The Barbershop Harmony Society. The 100-plus voice men’s competition and world-class show chorus performs for audiences of thousands throughout the greater Denver and Front Range area and in large arenas across North America every July at the International Convention of the Barbershop Harmony Society.
Sound of the Rockies captured fourth place once again July 3, 2009 at the Barbershop Society International Competition in Anaheim, California, garnering their highest score ever (91.5 avg) and cementing their position as one of the world’s premiere men’s barbershop choruses. In 2008, the chorus took fourth at the International Competition in Nashville, Tennessee. 2007 marked the chorus’ highest finish, with the chorus taking third while co-hosting the International Competition held in their own Denver, Colorado.
The Sound of the Rockies repertoire includes a wide variety of musical styles including Barbershop, Broadway, Big Band, Gospel, Patriotic, Seasonal and Swing. Sound of the Rockies is the current Rocky Mountain District champion chorus of the Barbershop Harmony Society. For bookings, tickets and more info please visit: www.soundoftherockies.com