Have I ever mentioned that I love A cappella?
A cappella (Italian or Latin "From the chapel/choir") music is vocal music or singing without instrumental accompaniment, or a piece intended to be performed in this way. A cappella was originally intended to differentiate between Renaissance polyphony and Baroque concertato style. In the 19th century a renewed interest in Renaissance polyphony coupled with an ignorance of the fact that vocal parts were often doubled by instrumentalists led to the term coming to mean unaccompanied vocal music. In modern usage, a cappella often refers to an all-vocal performance of any style, including barbershop, doo wop, and modern pop/rock.(Sourced from Wikipedia)
I found a few YouTube videos whilst surfing around for this kind of music and I am sure many of you will enjoy the sheer talent of this group called "Straight No Chaser". They are a 10 man A cappella group from Indiana, US. There is another group also calling themselves "Straight No Chaser" but this is the "younger" version. This group is made up of 10 young men from the Indiana University College Group.
Pic from http://www.sncproductions.com/
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