YorVoice singing competition comes to the Strand
The competition, hosted by the Cultural Alliance, will feature York-area singers and bands March 18.
A singing competition is headed to the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center this month.
But instead of “The Voice,” it’s YorVoice, a Cultural Alliance-hosted competition between York-area singers and bands to highlight the talent in York County.
From 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. March 18, 10 local bands, a capella groups, high school performers and more will compete for the title of YorVoice champion, according to a news release. Genres will range from R&B to classical and everything in between.
This year’s performers include:
- PAPERHEART, a team of Glatfelter Paper employees
- YCP Rhapsody, York College of Pennsylvania’s a capella group
- Strange Foke, a cross-genre acoustic duo
- Bella Irwin, a 15-year-old self-taught pianist and ukulele player at Northeastern High School
- Leon Zellers, an 18-year-old singer from Dover
- Key of GIG, a duo from Glatfelter Insurance Group
- Sabrina Duke Trio, a trio performing on behalf of Nutec Group
- 3 Dollar Suit, a four-person alternative folk band from Glen Rock
- PeoplesBank Team, a group of 11-year-old best friends performing on behalf of PeoplesBank
- Mylea Thompson, a local opera singer
Emcee Chris Garrett of FOX43 will host the event, and house band Boompop Coalition will also perform.
While you won’t see Adam Levine or Blake Shelton, the panel of judges does include some “local celebrities,” the release said.
They include Assorted Studios owner and musician Ralph Washington, Tellus360 owner Joe Devoy, Strand-Capitol general manager Anne Sturm, FlipSidePA editor Ashley May and Zachary Zortman, the lead vocalist for last year’s YorVoice champions The AKT.
The judges will choose the 2016 champion and runner-up. But the audience will also have the opportunity to pay $1 to vote for their favorite performer. The act with the most votes at the end of the event will win the People’s Choice Award.
The goal of the event is not only to inspire York pride, celebrate the arts in the community and highlight local talent, but also to raise awareness for the Cultural Alliance’s 2016 Annual Campaign, the release said. The campaign supports eight partner agencies that fund the Creative Impact Award grants that bring arts and culture to life in York County.
Tickets are $20 per person or $15 each for groups of five or more.
To purchase tickets, visit www.yorvoice.org.
For more information, visit www.culturalyork.org or call 717-812-9255.