On Saturday evening, February 20, 2016, Classic Urban Harmony produced a huge doo wop acappella concert for Monmouth University’s Center for the Arts. It took place at the University’s newly renovated 700 seat Pollak Theatre in West Long Branch, NJ. On stage were six of the area’s premier acappella groups including Re-MemberThen, the Tee-Tones, Frankie & the Fashions, Quiet Storm, the Vic Donna Group and Choice. Our special guest was Larry Chance, legendary lead of the Earls, singing an all acappella set backed by Re-MemberThen. In addition, we showed a high resolution video on the theater’s giant screen of De’Sean Dooley (star of the award winning musical “Soul Harmony” and grandson of the Orioles’ lead Sonny Til) singing Orioles songs acappella backed by Quiet Storm. Every group did a spectacular job. The concert was attended by almost 600 people and included a “Meet & Greet” reception for holders of “Golden Seat” tickets to get autographs and photos with the performers. “Doo Wop Explosion: A Night of Acappella Harmony” was a huge success. We hope to do another one next year.
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Our sincere thanks to all those who worked to make this concert such a success: especially Vaune, Eileen, Kelly, Bill and the staff at Monmouth University’s Center for the Arts; the performers Re-MemberThen, the Tee-Tones, Frankie & the Fashions, Quiet Storm, De’Sean Dooley, the Vic Donna Group, Choice, and of course Larry Chance. We’ll be posting videos and a more detailed review soon.