After 34 years and countless successful alumni, it’s no fluke—Western Michigan University’s Gold Company is arguably the finest vocal jazz choir in the world. And they’re coming to Rockford on April 10.
Directed by Dr. Stephen Zegree, the award-winning ensemble performs a wide variety of repertoire which covers all styles in the contemporary vocal idiom. Gold Company has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and South Africa. The groups have appeared at Carnegie Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, the World Symposium on Choral Music, the national conventions of MENC and IAJE, and divisional and national conventions of ACDA, as well as performing at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and the inaugural Ella Fitzgerald Vocal Jazz Festival. Gold Company has also appeared with guest artists including Bobby McFerrin, Janis Siegel, Mark Murphy, Rosemary Clooney, Kurt Elling, The Manhattan Transfer, Jon Hendricks, Darmon Meader, and Don Shelton and Bonnie Herman of The Singers Unlimited.
Gold Company is coming to Rockford High School to help out The Rockford Aces, who are traveling this summer to take part in the World Choir Games (considered the Olympics of choir).
“We’re lucky to have gotten them,” said Aces director Jed Scott. “They’re in constant demand around the country and have limited time for touring, but they did everything in their power to make it happen. The Aces are so excited to present this dynamic ensemble to the Rockford community. They always present an outstanding performance that’s suitable for all ages.”
Also worth noting is that 2010 Rockford High School alumnus, and former member of the Aces, Bill Davidson will be on hand playing piano for Gold Company.
Tickets are $10 for this one-night-only special event, with all proceeds going to the Aces trip. Don’t miss this amazing night of singing! Purchase tickets online at www.rockfordchoirs.com.