Think you’re good enough to take the stage with Vocal Point? At Saturday’s karaoke-themed concert, you just may have that chance as UR’s only all-female a cappella group presents their fall concert.

“[We] will be singing some brand new songs, performing some old favorites, introducing our new members and for this show we’re definitely going to need audience participation,” said junior and Vocal Point business manager Gen Chawluk.

Songs including “You Were On My Mind” by We Five and “I Can’t Get Next to You” by The Tempations number among Vocal Point’s new material this year.

Vocal Point currently has 14 members, four of which are new this year ? freshmen Laura Weaver, Naomi Weinstock, Meredith Flouton-Barnes and Kati Nosse.

Although they have performed at other university events such as Rochester Sings!, Meliora Weekend and the Yellowjackets’ Fall Dischord, this weekend is Vocal Point’s first big show of the year ? they’re excited and ready to show UR their best.

The Kingsmen, Columbia’s all-male a cappella group, was originally scheduled to appear as guest stars at the show but have since cancelled. Vocal Point has yet to announce who will be joining them at the show in lieu of The Kingsmen.

Vocal Point won national recognition for their award winning performance at last year’s International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella.

At the concert, they will be selling copies of their new CD, “Signs Point to Vocal Point,” which includes their rendition of “Fallin’,” by Alicia Keyes and the Dixie Chicks’ “Wide Open Spaces.”

Parameswaran can be reached at sparameswaran@campustimes.org.



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