Voctave set for return to Marion
A capella group brings performance to MPAC Jan. 25 By Ralph Hardin
Voctave, an 12-member a cappella group with over 100 million views of their videos on Facebook and You Tube, will be making a return to town as part of their 2020 tour at the Marion Performing Arts Center (MPAC).
The concert is set for Saturday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m.
Formed in the winter of 2015, the voices that bring their artistic arrangements to life represent a wealth of diverse backgrounds and musical experiences. Group members have professional roots with Walt Disney World entertainment, but their range does not stop there. From gospel music to musical theater, contemporary Christian to barbershop, pop music to choral specialists, Voctave voices have covered it all both in and out of the a cappella realm.
“They still are with Voices of Liberty at Epcot at Disney World, but most have their own career,” said MHS Choir Director Doug Conwill. “They all have families, work for Disney and their selves, work at home… I don’t know how they do it.”
In 2017, West Memphis was their first concert outside Florida. Marion Visual and Performing Arts Magnet’s choir will open the night of music followed by the Marion High School choir. Voctave will take the stage after the student singers.
“They are without a doubt the most talented group of singers I’ve ever heard,” said Conwill. “I’ve never heard a group this good, this talented.”
Voctave will perform acapella Broadway and Disney tunes. They are regular performers at Disney World and the group, in fact, is based out of Orlando, Fla.
They have a half-million followers on YouTube and 250,000 followers on Facebook.
Members of the group have performed all over the world with multiple artists and in countless venues. The group has recorded with such artists as Kristin Maldonado of Pentatonix and former Avalon member Jody McBrayer.
Tickets for the event are $15 each. For an evening of Disney and Broadway Music, purchase tickets online at https://bit.ly/2poyd3c, at the Marion School District Central Office, or by emailing Doug Conwill at [email protected]