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A Cappella Concert Features UNC and Duke Students

Edgecombe Community College, in partnership with PNC Bank, presents an evening of a cappella singing on Saturday, March 22.

A cappella singing is voices without instrumental accompaniment. ECC welcomes two of the region’s premiere collegiate female a cappella singing ensembles: the Loreleis from UNC-Chapel Hill and Lady Blue of Duke University.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Keihin Auditorium on the Tarboro campus.

The Loreleis is the premiere all-female a cappella group at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. They are named after the mythical siren that enchanted sailors with her voice and lured them to their deaths.

The Loreleis (established in 1981) consists of sixteen dedicated undergraduate women. They perform for campus and community events, release a new album every other year, and tour nationally and internationally twice a year. Their newest album, A Kick & A Wallop, released in the spring of 2012, was recently nominated for six Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards.

The name Lady Blue is drawn from the title of Billie Holiday’s song and biography, Lady Sings the Blues. Lady Blue was founded by a group of talented female singers in 1991. They have performed at notable campus events such as President Broadhead’s inauguration and the opening of the Emily Krzyzewski Center for Family Life.

Their most recent album, Off the Record, was nominated for Best Female Collegiate Album by the Contemporary A Cappella Society. Lady Blue was awarded Best Staging at the 2009 SoJam A Cappella Festival, an annual a cappella competition held in the South.

Patrons are encouraged to wear their favorite school’s team colors. No matter which side you pull for on the court or playing field, you’re in for great performances from both groups.

Tickets are $15 for the general public and $10 for students, staff, and seniors (65+). Tickets are available through the ECC Box Office on the Tarboro campus or at www.etix.com.

For more information, please call ECC Cultural Arts Director Eric Greene at (252) 823-5166, ext. 187.