Just Nine Fellas and A Capella: Vocal Point in Concert

On Friday, March 31, Brigham Young University’s Vocal Point brought the house down in a sold out Heritage Theater with creative mashups and only nine instruments – their voices.

The nine-man a capella group immediately captivated the crowd with a “Movie Party” soundtrack mashup that included everything from Harry Potter to Star Wars; there were sounds like drum beats and trumpet blares coming from the mouths of these young performers.

The auditorium crowd included all ages and music tastes, and Vocal Point found a way for every audience member to enjoy their show by singing popular mainstream songs such as “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran and “Something Just Like This” from The Chainsmokers and Coldplay, as well as adding new twists to classics like “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by Queen. They even performed a “12 Days of Christmas” mashup that combined several well known holiday favorites.

These Vocal Point members, all Brigham Young University students, each have a unique voice and talent and these were explained through the show. The percussionist, Beatboxer Matt Newman even got his time in the spotlight with a Beatbox solo that had the usual drums, but also included everything from zippers to sirens.

The nine performers didn’t just sing. The show also involved a dad joke battle, a video cover of  “The Greatest Showman” soundtrack and they even asked audience members to guess things such as which Vocal Point member had legs of different lengths.

As stated early in the show by one of the members, connecting with the audience was very important to them. They found ways to do this during the show with touching personal stories and performances of religious hymns such as “Nearer My God to Thee.”

This group is the most recent arrangement of a Vocal Point history that spans 26 years and over 50 members. Since their beginnings in the early ‘90s, their goal has been to provide uplifting and inspiring entertainment and showcase their talent; these nine singers did just that, receiving a well deserved standing ovation.

To learn more about Vocal Point or listen to some of their songs, visit here.

Story by
Larissa Beatty

Photos by
Mitch Quartz