Polyphony Episode 1 – Remote Rehearsals and Strategies

Six Appeal’s Jordan Roll, Accent’s Evan Sanders, and Northern Blend Chorus’ Katie Taylor join us to talk about how to keep rehearsal momentum going when you can’t get together – and why maybe there are other ways to think about the role of rehearsals.

Accent is a group with members from France, Sweden, Canada, UK, and the US – so they’re no strangers to remote rehearsal. Pro group Six Appeal brought on two new members from other parts of the country and met in person for the first time only days before a Disney Cruise gig. Northern Blend brings together over three-dozen women from around a region who balance singing with regular daily lives. Each group has a different perspective on remote rehearsals, and how they’re each keeping their communities strong when they can’t get together. We talk about it all on this episode of Polyphony!

New Tunesday – July 2, 2019

From onsite at BHS International in Salt Lake City, we’re so happy to see a cappella groups keeping us knee-deep in new music. Here are our top picks for this week!

Home Free

With the release of their latest album “Dive Bar Saints” on the way, the world’s favorite country a cappella band keeps giving their fans a new surprise each week. Here is the original tune “Dreamer” which debuted on opry.com.

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And Home Free wasn’t quite done with new releases this week. They also gave us another Church Session.

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Accent

It’s never a bad week when we get a new release from the worldwide group, Accent. And as a bonus this time, they collaborated for a KPop release with Inhyeok Yeo and beatboxer Kiyo Miyazawa.

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Jared Halley

We’re nowhere near tired of Greatest Showman covers, especially not when they come from Jared Halley.

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Chris Rupp

Just in time for Independence Day, Rupp released a beautiful tribute to America complete with shots from around the country.

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Business Casual

Helping fans kick off the weekend in the right mood, Business Casual gave Justin Beiber the couch video treatment.

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Scott & Ryceejo

Continuing their Disney Mashup journey, this husband and wife team puts together Aladdin and Tangled for their latest release. Did you hear their recent episode on Talkappella? Check it out and learn more about these incredible artists!

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Geekapella

Pride month may be over, but the spirit should last always. Live from InfintyCon, this Orlando-based band gives us fun version of Stronger Than You.

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Epic

Harmony, Incorporated is giving us a great walk down memory lane, featuring past Queens. This week we revisited 2012 Harmony Queens, Epic.

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