The Acastock a cappella concert taking place this Thursday, March 5, at Wellesley High school will feature a mix of WHS groups as well as guest singers from area colleges, high schools and the community. Organizers suggest getting to the 7pm event early, as last fall’s Acatober concert was a sell-out.
All four Wellesley High a cappella groups — A Cappella Anonymous. Inchordination, Ladies First, and Renegade A Cappella –will perform. The a cappella scene has heated up at WHS in recent years: WHS Director of Choral Activities Kevin McDonald says only one group existed at the school when he arrived 11 years ago.
Also performing at Acastock will be MIT’s Logarhythms, The Wellesley Widows of Wellesley College, the Nipmuc Regional High School a cappella group and The Works, which features Wellesley residents Elizabeth Cohen, Patrick Rafter and Betsy Rosen.
McDonald says the student-run WHS groups have lost formal rehearsal time due to snow storms, but have made up for it on the fly.
Tickets are $10 per adult, $5 per student and senior citizens, and free for children under 12, and are available at the door the night of the show. Money collected from this event goes directly to the choral department to fund choral events as well as guest artists, speakers, and clinicians. Remaining funds subsidize transportation costs and festival registrations for our ensembles in the spring.