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A Chapter Six Christmas

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

Season Listing | Biography | Program

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Pitch perfect! — After winning the collegiate a cappella competition for Milliken University, these standout vocalists turned professional and kept on winning: awards, acclaim and concert bookings far and wide. With a repertoire spanning classical to pop, serious to tongue-in-cheek, they’re perhaps most at home with the sacred Christian and holiday favorites they’ll spotlight for Civic Music.

Chapter Six – Biography

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Season Listing | Biography | Program

Chapter 6 is a professional, a-cappella ensemble, with a resume of over 1,100 performances across the United States, Canada, and Hong Kong.  Comprised of six, male vocalists and one arranger, Chapter 6 is the only vocal ensemble to have won both The International Competition of Collegiate A-Cappella (2001) and The National Harmony Sweepstakes (2004).

Notable appearances include The National Symphony Orchestra at The Kennedy Center (2006), and FOX Television’s American Idol: Season 7, in conjunction with band mate and finalist, Luke Menard (2008). Their commercial contributions include jingles for UniSource Worldwide and 1000+ Stain Remover. They were awarded “Entertainer of the Year” by APCA college audiences (2005) and “Favorite Jazz Group” by the A-cappella Community Awards (2007). More recently, they’re latest album, “Color by Number,” received the Contemporary A-cappella Recording Award for “Best Jazz Album of the Year” (2012).

Though consistently upfront about their ecumenical faith in Jesus Christ, the members of Chapter 6 produce an eclectic, family-friendly show for mostly secular audiences. Their music consists of a blend of pop/jazz harmonies with tongue-in-cheek lyrics. Intimate performances feature a diverse repertoire of American popular music, ranging from Gershwin to Stevie Wonder, plus original songs ranging from comical to personal. Finally, clever medleys entertain music lovers of all ages, including their six-minute version of “The Wizard of Oz,” which earned a Contemporary A-Cappella Recording Award (2005).

Prior to winning their first competition in 2000, Chapter 6 emerged from the choral department of Millikin University in Decatur, IL as an independent, student club. Upon the graduation of several members in 2001, the group took a leap of faith as they entered the professional market in January 2002. A decade later, Chapter 6 has generated over $4 Million in sales, while distributing over 40,000 self-produced albums. They continue to receive awards for their technique, performance, and original arrangements.

Today, Chapter 6 continues to perform, though only for a limited number of exclusive clients each year, including The Symphonic Consortium, featuring Maestro, Jack Everly.  As of April 2011, marking 10 years since their first national award, the band moved to part-time status in order to accommodate exciting opportunities for its individual members. Those opportunities include a wide range of services in the music industry, including commercial song writing, sacred music production, choral conducting, band management, theater management, and collaborations with other bands.

Chapter 6 is: Chuck Bosworth, Mark Grizzard, Jarrett Johnson, Luke Menard, John Musick, Nathan Pufall, and A.D. Stonecipher.

Chapter Six – Program

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Season Listing | Biography | Program

A Chapter 6 Christmas

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
West High School Auditorium

The program may be drawn from the following songs:

12 Days of Christmas – Traditional English Carol, arr. by Mark Grizzard

Carol of the Bells – Leontovych/Wilhousky, arr. by Mark Grizzard

Christmastime is Here – Guaraldi/Mendelson                                          

Frosty the Snowman – Jerome Kern & Nelson/Rollins, soloist:  John Music, arr. by Chapter 6

Got Tell It on the Mountain – Traditional African-American, soloist:  Jarrett Johnson, arr. by Mark Grizzard

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing –  Charles Wesley, arr. by Mark Grizzard

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Martin/Blane, arr. by Mark Grizzard

James Bond Meets the Sugar Plum Fairy – Mark Grizzard, arr. by Mark Grizzard

O Come Emmanuel – Traditional English Carol, soloist:  Jarrett Johnson, arr. by Mark Grizzard

Pinball Number Count, Walt Kraemer, arr. by Mark Grizzard

Reverb – Blackwell & Cooley / Chapter 6, soloist:  A.D. Stonecipher, arr. by Mark Grizzard

Rise Up Shepherd –  Traditional English Carol, arr. by Michael Englehart

Sleigh Ride – Anderson/Parish, arr. by Mark Grizzard

The Wizard of Oz in Six Minutes – Arlen/ Harburg, arr. by Mark Grizzard

This Christmas – Donny Hathaway, soloist:  Jarrett Johnson,  arr. by Mark Grizzard

White Christmas – Irving Berlin