A BIG shout-out to DWC Music Director Lisa Forkish for another major vocal achievement!
Sponsored by Varsity Vocals, the “Open” — The International Championship of A Cappella Open — is the a cappella tournament that brings together singers and singing groups of all ages and stages of life — regardless of experience, origin, student status, or school affiliation — to compete on an international stage. In July the members of HIVE, the vocal group founded by Lisa Forkish, not only won the 2018 Open West Semifinal – but Lisa herself received a Special Award for Outstanding Arrangement for the group’s entire set for the competition.
In September the members of HIVE took the next step and performed at the Open Finals in New York City’s famed Carnegie Hall, competing for the first-place prize of $25,000. HIVE performed the same set of songs which the group sang at the regional competition:
Green and Blue (an original song by HIVE member Christina Wilson)
On and Ever Onward (originally a collaboration between Bjork and Dirty Projectors – this version arranged by Lisa Forkish)
So We Say (originally by Krystle Warren – this version arranged by Lisa Forkish)
Real Thing (originally by Tune-Yards – this version arranged by Lisa Forkish)
While they didn’t take home the prize that night, we’re certain that they blew the roof off the place and let everyone present know how fabulous they are!
Want to know more about HIVE? Check out their website: http://www.hivevocal.com
And here are a few videos: