FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Associate Director of Communications & Media Relations
St. Anne's-Belfield School Hosting Eighth Annual A Cappella Fest
Charlottesville, Va., Feb. 26, 2016 – On Saturday, March 19, students from St. Anne’s-Belfield School, Albemarle High School and Culpeper County High School will participate in St. Anne’s-Belfield’s eighth annual A Cappella Fest. The students will be joined by collegiate guest groups the Whiffenpoofs of Yale and Note-oriety of James Madison University for a day of mentoring and an evening performance.
“A Cappella Fest is a wonderful event which celebrates both a cappella music making and music's ability to bring people together,” says Rob Lane, Pre-School through grade twelve performing arts department chair at St. Anne’s-Belfield School.
“The high school students all get the opportunity to work directly with the college groups and the high school groups also get the opportunity to give each other feedback. It is not a competition, instead all of the groups work together and learn from each other to put on an exciting and entertaining concert.”
Members of the public are warmly invited to the evening performance, featuring St. Anne’s-Belfield School groups TrebleMakers and Elements of Sound, Albemarle’s No Fella A Cappella and Minutemen, and Culpeper’s Voices of Men and Pride of Cecilia. The Whiffenpoofs and Note-oriety will also be performing.
The concert will take place at 5:30 p.m. on March 19 in the Greenway Rise Auditorium (2132 Ivy Road). Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, and may be purchased online at www.stab.org/acappellafest until 3:00 p.m. on March 19. Tickets will also be available at the door.
St. Anne’s-Belfield School is a co-educational preschool through grade 12 day school of more than 900 students and 120 faculty and staff, with a boarding program in grades 9 - 12. More than 20 countries are represented in the student body, with 38% of families receiving financial aid. More information may be found at www.stab.org.