Holiday A Cappella @ACE
Wakefield, Mass. — The Albion Cultural Exchange (ACE) is proud to host «Holiday A Cappella,» a free, festive concert featuring Wakefield's own all-vocal powerhouses, She Major and Voices of Steel. Taking place on Friday, December 22nd at the ACE Center located at 9 Albion Street, doors will open at 6pm with the performance scheduled for 6:30pm. Both groups will perform a selection of pop and holiday tunes, in a style that channels the energy and innovation of a musical style that recaptured the country's imagination with the Pitch Perfect movies and Sing-off TV competitions.
«We're excited to welcome Wakefield's A Capella treasures to ACE for our second annual holiday concert,» said Chris J. Carino, Chairman of the Albion Cultural Exchange committee. «We at ACE feel fortunate to upgrade this year's experience with two musical groups, as well as improved lighting and seating for our audiences.»
* She Major is a 16-piece, all-women a cappella group based out of Wakefield High School. Founded in 2014, She Major has matured in to one of the areas leading a cappella groups. Student directors and choreographers help keep the group fresh with contemporary and pop music selections. She Major has collaborated with other groups including The Exchange, Ithacapella, WitchPitch, Voices of Steel, and the Northern Lights.
* Established in 2009, Voices of Steel is the co-ed group from Wakefield High School in Wakefield, MA. As a semi-student run group, they arrange most of their own music and use all original choreography. The have collaborated with groups such as the Exchange, the Nor'easters, and have worked with Caleb Whelden, Deke Sharon, and Kevin Guest. They love to make music almost as much as they love their red Converse. In 2014, 2015, and 2016, they won the NE Voices competition, and in 2015, they won the Salem Pitch Trials. Members have won awards for Student Arranging and Outstanding Solos.
«These students are not only talented, but always working hard to innovate through the power of teamwork and song, and we are excited to partner with the Albion Cultural Exchange for what is now becoming an annual tradition to bring our groups to Downtown Wakefield,» said Ana Morel, Choral Director of Wakefield High School.
The performance, which again is free and open to the public, promises to be intimate and full of impact, with holiday magic taking over the Wakefield community. In addition to the concert, attendees will be able to view the ever-changing art collection in the first floor main gallery of the ACE center. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come to Downtown Wakefield to see the performance and enjoy dinner or last minute shopping opportunities. Many stores will be open extended hours on Friday night for holiday shoppers.
About the Albion Cultural Exchange: The Albion Cultural Exchange is located in the heart of downtown Wakefield at 9 Albion Street. The main floor gallery is open for various art and cultural events. For more information including event dates and times, please visit AlbionCulturalExchange.org