The Tonto Community Concert Association launches its concert season Friday, Sept. 11. The award-winning vocal group Chapter 6 performs in the first of eight concerts planned by TCCA at the Payson High School auditorium. The performance starts at 7 p.m.
The first home football game is taking place at the same time as the concert, so guests of the TCCA are asked to use the parking lot on the west side of the high school campus on North McLane Road, said association president Marilyn Wolfe.
Chapter 6, emerging from a course at Millikin University, became the youngest group to ever qualify for the Chicago-area National Harmony Sweepstakes. After winning that title for three straight years, the group captured the national title in 2004. Numerous awards later, the a capella troupe tours across North America and Asia, performing a family-friendly show that features intricate harmonies and first-class stage wit.
Whether they are presenting a signature piece, such as “Ode to Krispy Kreme,” Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” or the American Idol-featured group’s very own award-winning 8-minute version of “The Wizard of Oz,” the audience will revel in Chapter 6’s superb musicianship and adventurous spirit.
The 2009-2010 schedule of TCCA concerts also includes: Mac Frampton, popular pop music trio, Friday, Oct. 9; Russian Seasons Dance Company, a world-renowned, innovative Russian dance company, Thursday, Oct. 29; Nearly Neil & The Solitary Band, a tribute to the music of Neil Diamond, Friday, Jan. 29, 2010; Red Hot Hollywood! — a Matt Davenport Productions Inc. that celebrates the music and dance of the silver screen, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010; Daniel Rodriquez, America’s beloved tenor, also known as “The Singing Policeman”, Friday, March 5, 2010; Rudolph Budginas, piano virtuoso with comedic commentary, Monday, April 19, 2010; the Hunt Family Fiddlers, an eight-member family group featuring fiddle and footwork, Tuesday, May 11, 2010.
Season subscriptions for all eight concerts are still available. Call (928) 478-4363 for more information or inquire at the concert. Student admission is free with a paying adult.
The Tonto Community Concert Association is a nonprofit organization that brings high-quality concerts to Arizona Rim Country at an affordable price. The all-volunteer group also supports other performing arts activities in the region. For subscription or other information, those interested may also call (928) 474-6115.