A cappella jam, BYU’s greatest vocal showcase

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The BYU A Cappella Club will host a night filled with music in the Joseph Smith Building with Vocal Point, Noteworthy, Beyond Measure and other student a cappella groups on Nov. 21.

This flyer circulated on campus and social media to promote the concert on Nov. 21.
The a cappella jam happeningt Nov. 21 claims to be BYU’s greatest vocal showcase. Courtesy BYU A Cappella Club

Jake Tenglesen, a junior studying psychology from Bozeman, Mont., has been performing with Vocal Point for three years now.

“The a cappella jam was one of my very first performances with Vocal Point,” Tenglesen said. “It’s really neat for me.”

The jam has been going on for a few years now and is a chance for aspiring performers to get their feet wet in the performing world, according to Tenglesen.

“It really is an opportunity for people to showcase talent. There are a lot of groups that want to sing and get together at BYU, they just need venues to perform in,” Tenglesen said.

For the first time this year, auditions were required for a cappella groups to perform in the show because there were so many who wanted to participate. The groups that made the cut feel elated to be apart of the unique showcase.

“A cappella is becoming more popular and it is definitely growing,” Tenglesen added.

Although this event is organized primarily to showcase talent, it serves as a great fundraiser for the BYU A Cappella Club.

Annie Pinnock, a senior studying special education from Salt Lake, is a member of the new a cappella group called Beyond Measure.

“I am super stoked to be apart of this. I know there are so many different a cappella (groups) at BYU, so I am excited to see what kind of show everyone will put on,” Pinnock said.

Beyond Measure has thirteen members and has toured to Laguna Beach, Calif., to perform already this semester.

“We are students who come from all over the country and are studying different subjects here at BYU. We are all so different, yet we are so united,” Pinnock said. “I have never been a part of something like this. It is so unique. Beyond Measure is a dream we have each had. Now it is becoming a reality and I have loved seeing that dream come true. ”

The show will begin at 8 p.m. and costs $4, if bought in advance at the Wilkinson Student Center information desk, and $5 at the door.

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