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Filharmonic Achieves Success with Melodic a Cappella Style

The group, featured in the movie ‘Pitch Perfect 2,’ exemplifies an urbanesque hip hop sound with 1990s nostalgia — complete with a beat boxer.

<em>The Filharmonic<br><br></em>The Filharmonic

From gaining national attention on NBC’s “The Sing-off” to performing in “Pitch Perfect 2,” The Filharmonic has achieved a level of success seldom seen by most young a cappella groups. The talented Filipino-American singers love to promote their culture with a melodic vocal style that exemplifies an urbanesque hip hop sound with 1990s nostalgia.

The Filharmonic will kick off the Alma College 2016-17 performance season with a concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 in the Remick Heritage Center.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors 62 and up, and free for Alma College staff, students and youth 18 and under. Seating is reserved. Call (989) 463-7304 for ticket information.

After reaching the final four in the “Sing-Off’” competition, the group participated in the first “Sing-Off” national tour, sharing the stage with Linkin Park, Black Eyed Peas and Pentatonix.

The Los Angeles-based group consists of vocalists VJ Rosales, Joe Caigoy, Trace Gaynor and Barry Fortgang; vocal bass Jules Cruz and beat boxer Niko Del Rey.

Story published on August 24, 2016