Faneuil Hall Marketplace Merchants Association announced that it will host the 19th annual Faneuil Hall Marketplace A Cappella Competition on Saturday, October 17th and Sunday, October 18th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. The best A Capella groups in New England will go head to head as they entertain the crows while they compete in the West End of the Marketplace. The groups will sing for a panel of judges for the chance to win cash prizes, and the winning group will perform the opening act for VOCALOSITY on February 16, 2016 at the Citi Shubert Theatre.
“The Faneuil Hall Marketplace A Capella Competition is such an exciting event and we are thrilled to host it for the 19th consecutive year,” said Carol Troxell, President of Faneuil Hall Marketplace Merchants Association. “Last year, Berklee College of Music’s CharlieChords took home first prize, so it will be exciting to see if they can defend their title and win a chance to perform at VOCALOSITY.”
VOCALOSITY is a new concert event developed by artistic producer Deke Sharon whose credits include the film Pitch Perfect and the NBC television show The Sing-Off. Faneuil Hall Marketplace spectators will also have the opportunity to win tickets to the event while watching the A Cappella Competition.
College and University groups:
Berklee College of Music: The CharlieChords
Emmanuel College: For Good Measure
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: The Rusty Pipes
Simmons College: Simmons Sirens
Suffolk University: Suffolk Ramifications
UMass Lowell: UML Hawkapella
University of Hartford: HartAttack A Cappella
Fermata Town, Contemporary A Capella League (CAL)
Northern Lights, Plymouth North High School
*Group entered as of 9.25.15
The event will be hosted by comedians Chris Pennie and Justin Hoff from Dick Doherty’s Comedy Den located in downtown Boston. Chris Pennie has been a finalist in the Plymouth Rock Comedy Festival and Dick Doherty’s Beantown Comedy Riots, as well as an invitee to the Laughing Skull Festival in Atlanta. Justin Hoff is a finalist in “Last Comix Standing” at Foxwoods, and winner of “Funniest Newcomer on the East Coast” at Mohegan Sun.