By: Juliet Giangregorio Courtesy of The Flying Onion
Our a cappella groups kicked off their 2018-2019 year with a fantastic performance last Thursday night at the annual Fall Jam. Deception, Falconize and Ingrid Sound, along with special guest group Hawks-in-Harmony from Holten Richmond Middle School, amazed the audience with their student-arranged selections of contemporary pop songs.
The night began with a performance by Deception, DHS’s six person a capella group, who sang their own arrangement of the song “Impossible”. This song featured solos performed by Kali Sheppard and Megan Moriarty. “Impossible” can be found in their album Structure, which can be purchased on iTunes. After their impressive performance, Hawks and Harmony blew the audience away with their rendition of “Set Fire to the Rain” by Adele.
Next up was Falconize, who took center stage singing their versions of “Take On Me,” originally by A-Ha, with soloist Em Baracewicz, “Human,” by The Killers, with a solo by Kali Sheppard, and “Halo”, by Beyoncé, with soloist Kailee Rees.
Falconize, the co-ed a cappella group, was invited to perform at the inaugural International A Cappella Festival in Pamplona, Spain this coming up April. They are almost halfway to reaching their goal of raising $35,000, which will enable them to make this trip. The a cappella groups have been invited to travel a lot recently, including Ingrid Sound’s trip to Memphis, Tennessee for the National A Cappella Convention two years ago.
Ingrid Sound, so named after singer songwriter Ingrid Michaelson, took the stage next with their arrangement of “She’s So Gone” from the Disney Channel Original Movie Lemonade Mouth, with soloist Megan Moriarty. Next, they sang “Put Your Records on” by Corinne Bailey Rae, and “Castle,” by Halsey, which is a new addition to their set this year. Both of the songs featured solos by Lily Albiero, a first year member of Ingrid Sound.
Following that, Falconize returned to the stage with “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” by Tears for Fears, a new addition to their regular set. It featured a solo from Michael Mahoney, who is also the pitch pipe for Falconize, and is a second-year member of Deception. Falconize then sang “Boston,” by Augustana with soloist Hannah Kelsey, who is a member of Deception as well. Lastly, Em Baracewicz took the stage with another crowd-wowing solo in Falconize’s arrangement of “Carry On,” originally by Fun.
Then, Falconize left the stage and Ingrid Sound came back on, wrapping up the night with their versions of “Unconditionally,” by Katy Perry, featuring soloist Megan Moriarty, and “Castle on the Hill,” by Ed Sheeran, with soloist Allie Kasprzak.
If you missed the Fall Jam, don’t worry. There will be plenty of other opportunities to see Deception, Falconize, and Ingrid Sound perform this year, including A Cappella Night in January, and the Spring Sing this spring.