The power of the human voice takes center stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, when Vox Audio appears at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at Western Carolina University.
Without prerecorded tracks or instruments, the five vocalists of Vox Audio use only their voices to create texture, rhythm, bass and even “guitar solos.” In addition to unique a cappella interpretations of holiday standards, the Vox Audio repertoire includes a mix of contemporary pop, classics, jazz, hip-hop, country and original compositions. The show – family friendly and appropriate for all ages – also incorporates comedic elements and audience participation and puts to work the musical theater experience of the Vox Audio members.
Born out of the 1998 Orlando Fringe Festival, Vox Audio has since toured the Americas, Asia and Europe and has appeared with artists including Tony Bennett, Ziggy Marley and Wayne Brady.
The show is part of WCU’s Galaxy of Stars Series, presented by the WCU College of Fine and Performing Arts with support from the WCU Friends of the Arts organization. Next up in the series is New York-based musical comedy group the Water Coolers at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27.
Admission for Vox Audio, sponsored F. Patrick McGuire and David S. McGuire Dentistry, is $20 for adults; $15 for groups and WCU faculty and staff; and $5 for children and students. For tickets or more information about Galaxy of Stars events, contact the Bardo Arts Center box office at 828-227-2479 or go online to bardoartscenter.wcu.edu.