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Ithaca College Vocal Groups Perform for Flood Relief

 ITHACA, NY — Ithaca College’s three premier student a cappella groups are teaming up to help their Southern Tier neighbors with a special benefit concert. Premium Blend, Ithacappella and IC VoiceStream have volunteered to lend their vocal talents for “A Cappella Umbrella.”

The show will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, at Maine-Endwell Senior High School, 750 Farm to Market Road in Endwell. All proceeds will benefit victims of the September flooding that devastated the region.

General admission tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the show or in advance. The deadline for ordering advance tickets is Saturday, Nov. 5; to order go to http://www.icalumni.net/ACappella_Umbrella.

Donations of non-perishable food items will also be accepted at the show. For every donated food item brought, a raffle ticket will be given to win great prizes. Ticket proceeds and donated goods will be provided to families who receive food deliveries through M-EALS, the Maine-Endwell Central School District’s food assistance program.

Following the show, members of the three groups will spend time speaking with students interested in a cappella music.

Ithacappella has received numerous awards and accolades, including being named best male ensemble in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella and having its version of “Closer” selected for the “Best of College A Cappella” 2010 compilation CD. The group has been seen performing on “American Idol” and “The Price is Right” and shared the stage with alternative rock group Incubus to sing their hit “Dig” for thousands of fans at a rock festival in California.

IC’s all-female a cappella group, Premium Blend performs multiple shows on campus and in the community each year and regularly tours the East Coast giving concerts and workshops to high school students. They have recorded several CDs and recently teamed up with Ithacappella on a cover of Katy Perry’s “Firework,” sold on iTunes to benefit the Trevor Project, an organization dedicated to the development of LGBTQ youth.

Founded in 2002, IC VoiceStream adds even more variety to the college’s a cappella options as the first coed group. The ensemble keeps its repertoire fresh and exciting with a selection of contemporary pop and rock music that it performs in regular concerts and for an assortment of special causes.

For more information, contact the Ithaca College Office of Alumni Relations at 866-387-4272 or alumni@ithaca.edu, or Courtney Richmond in the Maine-Endwell Central School District at 754-1400.



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