Hailing from BYU, Vocal Point is an a cappella group consisting of nine male singers. Vocal Point was formed in 1991 by BYU students Dave Boyce and Bob Ahlander.
Their official website www.byuvocalpoint.com said, “Dave Boyce and Bob Ahlander first heard the contemporary a cappella sound during a visit to the eastern U.S., where it had already grown to considerable popularity at colleges throughout the east. Seeking to bring that sound westward…”
Actually derived from Italian, “a cappella” means “in the manner of the church.” It was designed to be sung without any instrumental additions to a piece of music.
Over the years, this type of singing has evolved to sound like instruments are actually playing with the lead singers.
With pieces ranging from “Jump, Jive an’ Wail” to “Thriller,” Vocal Point keeps their repertoire giving the crowd a wide range of genres. Recently, the group released a CD with Deseret Book entitled, “Lead Thou Me On.”
The CD features LDS hymns including, “I Need Thee Every Hour,” “Praise to the Man,” and “Nearer, My God, to Thee.”
Vocal Point will perform at the Hart Auditorium on Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $6 for BYU-Idaho students and $12 for the general public.
No children under 4 will be admitted.