'TIL DAWN Sings Annual Concert
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’Til Dawn, the Bay Area’s longest-running, year-round teen a cappella ensemble, will perform its annual spring concert June 2 at San Domenico School.
The group is composed of 15 singers from public and private high schools in Marin County and is part of Youth in Arts’ Intensive Arts Mentorship program (I AM). The concert will feature a wide repertoire of music chosen by the group, including Big Band tunes from the ’40s, Motown hits, modern pop songs and more.
“One of the amazing things about a cappella music is it’s universally relatable to human beings because we all have voices; because it’s all coming from a human voice, any number of genres that people might not otherwise listen to are accessible,” said ’Til Dawn director Austin Willacy.
The event will be held at the Carol Franc Buck Hall of the Arts at 7:30 p.m. San Domenico is located at 1500 Butterfield Rd. in San Anselmo. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for students and seniors and are on sale now but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
In addition to the June concert, ’Til Dawn has two other upcoming shows. On May 26, the group is the pre-show entertainment at the Mountain Play on Mount Tamalpais at 12:30 p.m. and on July 3, they will perform at the Marin County Fair in San Rafael from 3:30 to 4 p.m.
Founded in 1995, ’Til Dawn is the Bay Area’s longest-running teen a cappella group that rehearses year-round. The ensemble just admitted new members after an intensive audition process. Willacy, who has been the director for 22 years, also records and performs with his own a cappella band, The House Jacks, and as a solo artist.
“These young artists are passionate about singing,” said Youth in Arts’ Executive Director Miko Lee. “Programs like these are crucial for giving students a chance to share their voices and giving them the communication and leadership skills they need for the future.”
Thank you to San Domenico School for the generous gift of the hall for the concert.
PHOTO CREDIT: Eliot Holtzman