Vivace brings pop talent to Claudia Crosby Theater

Jamal Carswell 

Staff Writer

The word “vivace” is Italian for “lively,” a term that the music group Vivace aims to live up to.

Its brand of music, classical crossover, is a blend of classical music with pop culture influences.

It allows the listener to experience classical music, while still hearing familiar music and references from today’s entertainment.

Vivace is the premier classical crossover group that started in Vancouver, Canada.

It is composed of six members: four singers, a pianist and a violinist. The singers are Melody Courage, Tiffany Desrosiers, Marc Devigne and DJ Calhoun.

Combined, they offer a unique sound while still appealing to students. Their high-quality feel allows their listeners to experience a show that they would normally have to go to a big city to see.

The group opened for the Winter Olympics in 2010, gaining much fame and recognition.

On Tuesday, Sept. 16, Vivace will be performing in Claudia Crosby Theater at 7 p.m.

The concert on Tuesday will also be a passport event, allowing those needing stamps to fulfill school requirements while having a fun evening. Tickets for the event can be found in the SGA office, and are free for students.

The Troy Arts Council is also bringing other talents to the Pike County area throughout the year. Some performers are Sally Mayes, a Broadway singer who will be giving workshops on campus, the Harlem String Quartet, who will be performing and speaking at Charles Henderson High School, and the Vienna Boys Choir, one of the longest running all-boys choirs in the country.

The Troy Arts Council aims to bring high quality performances to Troy and to get them involved in the schools surrounding the area.

Vivace will also be performing at Goshen High School, and this will be its first show at that location since the building of the school’s new performance building.

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