Moving audiences and enriching lives through musical excellence.
Now more than ever, the power of music is being exemplified and celebrated in the public eye. Specifically, the gift of song through the human voice is showcased from the community level through the national broadcast scene. Through the existence of TV programs like The Sing-Off, The Voice, and American Idol, viewers are being attracted to their local singing communities to give their OWN voice a try.
We are an ensemble of men who love to sing, and we are looking for many more to join us to find musical excellence, and have fun doing it.
There's a common story among our members, which is that singing *was* a part of their lives in high school, or maybe even college. However, after leaving the lands of academia, the pursuit of song was left behind. Every man who stands on the risers each week has discovered that singing doesn't have to end after school. Some are even finding that their experience with Vocal Revolution exceeds their enjoyment levels that they experienced previously. How is that possible?!?
Well, it's quite easy to explain - Singing is fun! Our members enjoy the company of more than 40 other singers working towards improving their voice and contributing to something larger than themselves.
Our singing goes beyond just Thursday night rehearsals - we are an ensemble of men that wants to use our gift to create opportunites for something greater in our communities. Outreach to our local schools is incredibly important to our organization, and each year we introduce high school youth to our unique hobby by sponsoring the one day Metrowest Youth Harmony Festival and, along with other barbershop groups in the area, the three day Harmony eXtreme Camp Northeast.
A bit of history...
Vocal Revolution, previously Sounds of Concord, has been entertaining audiences for over 40 years as one of New England's top-ranked male vocal ensembles. Our singing is primarily in the barbershop style, an original American musical form combining four-part close harmony with rich melodic sound and lots of emotion. The repertoire includes ballads sung from the heart as well as toe-tappers and swing melodies that instantly put a smile on your face. Our songs range from traditional barbershop to tunes from stage and screen, gospel songs and spirituals, folk tunes, patriotic songs and pop hits. And our performances are usually punctuated by choreography, so you're not just seeing a bunch of guys standing on risers reading sheet music!
Vocal Revolution is the performing ensemble of the Concord, MA chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Our members come from all walks of life, but along with over 25,000 across the continent, they share a passion for fellowship, making good music together and entertaining audiences. See our Rehearsals page for more information on how to visit and hear us.
In addition to our many performances, Vocal Revolution regularly competes against other barbershop choruses at local and regional conventions. Vocal Revolution has earned top honors in the northeast; we have clinched the Northeastern District Chorus Championship for four consecutive years.
Vocal Revolution is also a member of the Bedford, Concord and Lexington (MA) Chambers of Commerce.