VOCAL UNION ACAPELLA.
Vocal Union is an all-vocal, contemporary Gospel group from Nashville,Tennessee. They began as a group of studio interns in 1995 experimenting with recording vocal arrangements of traditional gospel music. The sound they produced found a niche in many churches around the country, and the decision was made in 1998 to make Vocal Union a touring group. Since that time, Vocal Union has traveled extensively, performing for special church events, community concerts, and fundraisers.
The group primarily travels throughout the United States, but has also ventured to select venues in Canada and Jamaica. Vocal Union has performed at a wide variety of venues including a performance of sacred Christmas music at Carnegie Hall in December of 2005 in Manhattan, New York, and two performances at the White House Christmas celebration in Washington, D.C. in December of 2006.
The group’s fan base has spread worldwide through distribution by Word Records. Fans from Iceland, Nigeria,South Africa, Brazil, and many other countries all over the world have signed the group’s online guest book and illustrate Vocal Union’s strong international appeal.
Two Vocal Union recording projects: “Once Upon A Tree” and “All Around Me” have earned awards from the Contemporary Acappella Society of America. “Once Upon A Tree” was awarded the Best Religious Album of the Year in 2001 against stiff competition from the very highly acclaimed groups Take 6 and Acappella.
“All around me” was awarded runner up for Best Religious Album of the Year in 2005 from The Contemporary Acappella Society of America. This album also produced the song “Livin Love” which was awarded runner up for the Best Religious Song of the Year. The group’s most recent project: “Just Like the Old Days” was released in 2007 and is a return to the high-energy traditional sound that the group began with in 1995. Thus far, the album has received a warm reception from audiences throughout the United States, and the group has already started putting together material for their next project.
“Once Upon A Tree”, “All Around Me”, and “Just Like the Old Days”
are available online at the group’s website http://www.vocalunion.com, in many Christian bookstores, and in seven major international markets.
Vocal Union’s style ranges from high-energy traditional, to tight-harmony jazz and soulful spirituals, to contemporary street corner acappella. The group tailors the set list to match the demographics of the audience so everyone from the very young to the very old will find something to enjoy during their concerts.
Many of their songs feature vocal percussion and “vocal bass guitar” to firmly establish the rhythmic element, and the inner voicing are meticulously arranged and seriously performed to perfection. The group is blessed with some of the finest soloists in Christian music and all of them love to sing with their hearts! “Our goal is to sing the Gospel to as many as possible – whenever and wherever – to teach, uplift, and encourage!”