Gustavus Brings Tonic Sol-fa’s Sound to Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall Posted on October 27th, 2006 by

The a capella quartet, Tonic Sol-fa

The a capella quartet, Tonic Sol-fa

One of the Midwest’s most sought-after a capella groups, Tonic Sol-fa, appears in concert at Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus in St. Peter on Saturday, November 4 at 7:30 p.m. This performance is part of the Gustavus Artist Series. Tickets are available by calling the Gustavus Ticket Center at 507-933-7590. Tickets not reserved before Saturday will be on sale in the recital hall lobby one hour prior to showtime.

This pure a cappella foursome has been entertaining audiences throughout the Midwest for the past 11 years. The quartet from the Twin Cities is determined to take this most traditional of all musical expressions, the human voice, and make it the next big thing. In their years together, Tonic Sol-fa has established itself not only as the most in-demand vocal group in the Midwest, but also as one of the most successful independent acts in America. They have appeared on the Today Show and Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion. In addition to substantial CD sales of its own independent releases (1,000,000 copies sold), the group has toured extensively throughout the US and abroad.

Whereas previous a cappella groups have followed the traditional barbershop formula, Tonic Sol-fa has taken the a cappella musical artform to a new pop plateau, building a legion of loyal fans along the way with its solid material, pop arrangements, memorable performances and cutting edge stage presence. Critics and fans alike agree on one thing: Although there are many singing a cappella, NO ONE does it like Tonic Sol-fa. Campus Activities Magazine calls Tonic Sol-fa ” one of the top five MUST SEE groups in America.” The New York Times simply said that Tonic Sol-fa is a “vocal kaleidoscope of color.”

Tonic Sol-fa appears at Gustavus as part of the College’s annual Artist Series. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Ticket Center at 507-933-7590. Tickets unreserved before Saturday, November 4 will be available for sale at the box office in the recital hall lobby at 6:30 p.m., one hour prior to showtime.


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