Briarcrest a Capella group OneVoice received one of the highest honors in the professional a Capella world this past weekend. The group was notified that their song Drive All Night featuring Briarcrest senior and lead vocalist Heath Rooks from the Drive All Night titled CD released earlier this year was chosen to be one of the songs on the 2014 Sing 11: One Louder CD.
Only the best tracks are chosen from professional, college and now high school a Capella music worldwide. The song was one of 23 songs chosen from 1,200 track submissions.
The sing Series, now in its 11th year, shines the spotlight on the year’s best art and work in contemporary a cappella. The international sing Committee has put together a full 20-track album along with three bonus tracks which sweeps across genres, covers versus originals and group diversity.
Sing 11: One Louder is truly a full story taking the listener from an alt-rock wake-up call from California’s House Jacks cross pollinated with an assist from Singapore’s MICappella on “As It Falls Apart” and closing with a lush unreleased cover of A Great Big World’s “Say Something (Such Great Heights)” from the Yellowjackets (University of Rochester).
This year, sing also includes tracks from back-to-back ICCA finalist the G-Men (University of Michigan) and back-to-back ICHSA winner and TV show Sing Off runner-up Vocal Rush (Oakland School for the Arts) alongside eight original tracks.