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December 2 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Catamount Arts and KCP Presents announce the innovative vocal virtuosity of Naturally 7, on December 2nd, at 7pm, at St. Johnsbury Academy’s Fuller Hall. A thrilling confluence of musical traditions including a capella, gospel, doo-wop, and barbershop, New York’s Naturally 7 also incorporates beatboxing and complex vocalizations to create a full band sound with no instrument other than their own seven voices.
“To call Naturally 7 an a cappella group would be a gross understatement,” reports the Kennedy Center, “for they performed songs with trumpets, electric guitars, bass cello, harmonica, a full drum kit, and more—using only their voices!”
Naturally 7 calls it “vocal play,” a form of unaccompanied music in which their astonishingly versatile vocals provide not just lyrics, melodies, and harmonies, but every musical instrument for every song. A tightly orchestrated ensemble of truly great singers, their vocal choreography inspired the iconic Quincy Jones to declare Naturally 7 “the future of vocal music.”
Their sonic mastery was on full display in a series of unforgettable performances on “The World’s Best” TV show, which premiered on CBS immediately following Super Bowl LIII. Hosted by comedian and “Car Karaoke” collaborator James Corden, Naturally 7 reigned supreme as the world’s “Best Group,” and cemented their singular status among the planet’s musical elite.
This was only icing on the cake of a still-vibrant 20-year career, which includes 3 world tours – nearly 500 shows- including shared billing with Coldplay, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Quincy Jones, Sarah Connor, Lionel Richie, Ludacris, The Roots, and more.
Counted among their world-famous fans are President Barack Obama, Will.I.Am., Ellen DeGeneres, Craig Ferguson, Bill and Melinda Gates, Jay Leno, Mo’Nique, Jools Holland, and Arsenio Hall, along with countless others.
“Superb,” raves the Guardian, “dazzling, formidable, energizing…huge tonal range!”
For tickets to see Naturally 7, Saturday, December 2nd, at St. Johnsbury Academy’s Fuller Hall, or to learn more about upcoming KCP Presents shows, including how to take advantage of early bird pricing, visit www.kcppresents.org or www.catamountarts.org. Alternatively, call 802-748-2600 or visit the Catamount Arts pop-up box office in the Caplan’s Building on Railroad Street, in St. Johnsbury.
The KCP Presents Series is produced by Catamount Arts working in association with Kingdom County Productions and supported by generous local sponsors including Passumpsic Bank, St. Johnsbury Academy, Vermont Broadcast Associates, Vermont Public, Seven Days, The Point, The Autosaver Group, and with grant funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, Vermont Arts Council, and the New England Foundation for the Arts.