On Thursday, May 7th at 7pm, ten a cappella groups will endeavor to create an unforgettable evening of music using only their voices at Town Hall Theater for the United Way’s first ever a cappella competition. The friendly competition is called “United in Harmony”, and all proceeds go to fund the United Way of Addison County. At the end of the evening, one a cappella group will win $500 and bragging rights for the year.
This year’s United in Harmony participants are from all over Vermont. The roster includes The Bobolinks, Bullseye, Green Mountain Chorus, Honeymooners, Mansfield Four, Root 7, Sweet Beats, The Blue Skies Trio, Rhubabes, and Vocal Unrest.
The a cappella groups will be judged by local celebrities Alisa Endsley, Clint Bierman and Justin Bouvier. Alisa Endlsey has performed leading roles on Broadway and in London’s West End. Clint Bierman is a composer, educator and the lead singer and front-man for “The Grift”. Justin Bouvier has many musical theater credits on his resume and is regularly seen in shows at Town Hall Theater. The evening will be hosted by local actress and singer Sarah Stone.
The goal of the event is to raise $8,000 to support the UWAC general fund and its twenty-nine critical health, education and human service organizations. “United in Harmony will serve as a showcase for all vocal harmony enthusiasts while at the same time showing our friends and neighbors in need that they are supported and cared for by their fellow community members,” says Nancy Luke, Development and Marketing Manager of the United Way. Proceeds from United in Harmony help to provide community members with access to much needed food, shelter, health care, safe havens, quality educational opportunities and so much more.
United in Harmony will take place on Thursday, May 7, from 7:00-9:30 PM at Town Hall Theater. Tickets are $15 students, $25 general admission, $35 generous admission. All proceeds benefit the United Way of Addison County. For tickets, call 382-9222 or visit townhalltheater.org. For more information visit www.unitedwayaddisoncounty.org/unitedinharmony, or call UWAC at 388-7189.
United in Harmony is generously sponsored by Phoenix Feeds, WOW Toyz, RPM Restoration & Performance Motorcars, Bourdon Insurance Agency, Marble Works Pharmacy, Conley and Foote, Dennis Newton Electrical & Refrigeration, rk Miles, Inc., Agway, Middlebury Eye Associates, Rally Sport Northeast, Graph-x, Clock Shop, Denecker Chevrolet, Inc., A Johnson Co., Country Home Products, and James Burns and the Addison Independent.