The Sandwich Arts Alliance is launching its Village Concert Series 2019-2020 season with a special summer performance by the award-winning Upper Structure, a 17-member vocal group affiliated with the Berklee College of Music. Based out of Boston, Upper Structure strives to bring a modern and edgy take on music to the a cappella community. With members from around the world coming together, Upper Structure creates a sound that is innovative, moving and fun.
The doors will open at 6:30 pm for a 7:00 pm performance Saturday evening, July 20th on the second floor of Sandwich Town Hall, 130 Main Street, a historic performance space with exquisite acoustics. Tickets can be purchased at the SAA’s Center at 124 Route 6A in Sandwich, online at sandwichartsalliance.org or at the door. Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for students.
According to event coordinator Todd Herrmann, “The planners of the Village Concert Series within the Sandwich Arts Alliance strive to bring together an intriguing, high-caliber, diverse set of performers and performances to the Upper Cape in the beautiful Sandwich village setting that might otherwise require travel to Boston or New York.”
While Upper Structure is still finalizing its Cape program, you might expect to hear music by anyone from One Direction, Adele and Zayn to Years and Years or Pentatonix, complete with a vocal percussionist doing the beatboxing.
“We’re lucky to have attracted this top-notch group to the Cape”, enthuses Herrmann, “and while this phenomenon has grown in popularity in recent years, particularly on college campuses, all a cappella is not alike. When you hear one of the top groups in the world, you’ll notice the difference in energy and execution.”
Upper Structure was founded in 2015 at Berklee College of Music. In 2018, they released their first studio album, Bridges. Shortly after the release, their rendition of She Used to Be Mine from the Sara Bareillis Broadway hit musical “Waitress” was recognized on the Best of Collegiate A Cappella 2018 album and their entire album was nominated for a CARA (Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards), a top honor for this category. In addition to these awards, they finished second place overall at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella Finals in 2018. In 2019, they released their sophomore album, Second Wind, and traveled to Hong Kong and will travel to Beijing.
“Listen to a clip of them on line at www.upperstructureacappella.com and you will discover why the Sandwich Arts Alliance is so excited to host them”, added Herrmann.