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February 2, 2018

WGBH Celebrates New England Voices - Sing That Thing! Invites Fans to Join Season 4 Audience

Press and public invited to attend free tapings as region’s top singers compete

(BOSTON – February 2, 2018) – Celebrate the joy of singing and New England’s vibrant musical community with WGBH’s Sing That Thing! – the Boston public broadcaster’s televised showcase of New England’s diverse singing groups. Registration is open to attend broadcast tapings between February 8 through February 11. All tapings take place at WGBH’s Brighton studios.

Participating Groups and Taping Dates

Thursday, February 8

6:30pm

Tonehenge

Brandeis University’s Starving Artists

Confirmation

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Friday, February 9

4:30pm

Pingree School’s Spectrum Vocal Ensemble

Nashua High School South Concert Choir

 

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6pm

Chelmsford High School’s The Thursdays

Boston College Acoustics

 

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7:30pm

Boston Jazz Voices

Marblehead High School’s Luminescence

Wellesley High School’s Rice Street Singers

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Saturday, February 10

9:45am

Rhythm of New Hampshire Show Chorus

Oure Pleasure Singers

 

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12:15pm

Amherst College DQ

Bates College Crosstones

Bowdoin College’s Miscellania

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2:30pm

Berklee College of Music’s The CharlieChords

Danvers High School’s Ingrid Sound

Merrimack Valley Chorus

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Sunday, February 11

12:15pm

Top 2 High School Groups

 

 

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2pm

Top 2 College Groups

 

 

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3:45pm

Top 2 Adult Groups

 

 

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Eighteen high school, college and adult groups, representing genres from barbershop and Baroque to jazz and classical, will compete for the divisional championship titles over the course of seven episodes.

The Sing That Thing! coaches are Anthony Trecek-King, president and artistic director of the Boston Children’s Chorus; Annette Philip, a vocalist, composer/arranger and faculty member at Berklee College of Music and winner of the 2017 International Championship of A Capella with her quartet, Women of the World; and Jared Bowen, WGBH News executive arts editor and host of WGBH’s Open Studio with Jared Bowen, Boston television’s only local arts series. Together, the coaches provide constructive feedback to each group and determine which will advance to the next round the following week.

Now in its fourth season, Sing That Thing! will premiere in April on WGBH 2. More information about the series is available at SingThatThing.org. Join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

About WGBH

WGBH Boston is America’s preeminent public broadcaster and the largest producer of PBS content for TV and the Web, including MasterpieceAntiques Roadshow, Frontline, Nova, American Experience, Arthur, and more than a dozen other primetime, lifestyle and children’s series. WGBH’s television channels include WGBH 2, WGBX 44, and the digital channels World and Create. WGBH TV productions focusing on the region’s diverse community include Greater BostonBasic Black and High School Quiz Show. WGBH Radio serves listeners across New England with 89.7 WGBH, Boston’s Local NPR®; 99.5 WCRB Classical Radio Boston; and WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR® Station. WGBH also is a major source of programs for public radio (among them, PRI’s The World®), a leader in educational multimedia (including PBS LearningMedia™, providing the nation’s educators with free, curriculum-based digital content), and a pioneer in technologies and services that make media accessible to deaf, hard of hearing, blind and visually impaired audiences. WGBH has been recognized with hundreds of honors: Emmys, Peabodys, duPont-Columbia Awards and Oscars. Find more information at wgbh.org.

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