Monday, April 23, 2012
Street Corner Symphony Comes to the Sondheim Theatre
On Saturday, March 17, a cappella mens' sextet Street Corner Symphony performed at the Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts to an enthusiastic, sold-out audience. This group was the runner-up in season one of NBC's TV hit show "The Sing-Off." Audience members were treated to an exciting performance that contained songs from country to pop to gospel, allowing the group to show off their considerable vocal talents. This Nashville group is comprised of two sets of brothers, one of which are the grandchildren of legendary gospel singer Bill Shaw from The Blackwood Brothers. Fairfield High School's jazz choir, Jazz Ex., was thrilled to be the opening act for the show. They also sang with SCS on two of their songs, which, judging from the students' facebook posts, they found extremely exciting. Life-changing, in fact. This writer is gratified to add that John, the group's tenor, gave a plug for the importance of high school choir in honing skills necessary for performing groups everywhere. He added the enrichment music gives to peoples' lives is immeasurable, and urged the audience to continue to support their high school musicians. Well-sung, Street Corner Symphony! Below is a pic of SCS with FHS' singers.