February 10, 2018
Boston Arts Academy
Place: First Church of Christ, 136 Main St., Sandwich, MA
Time: 7:00 pm
Tickets: $25/adults $10/students
The Boston Arts Academy is Boston's first and only high school for the visual and performing arts. The Spiritual Ensemble is a talented group of students under the direction of Tyrone Sutton. In 2014 they won the highly competed Sing that Thing Prize. Prepare to be uplifted as they sing their hearts and soul into their own interpretations of soulful songs.
NOTE: Tickets purchased online for all events will be held at the door.
AWARD WINNING BOSTON ARTS ACADEMY SPIRITUALS ENSEMBLE RETURNS TO SANDWICH
Having captivated local audiences two years ago, the Boston Arts Academy Spirituals Ensemble returns
to mesmerize Cape Cod once again in the third of the four-part Village Concert Series brought to you by the Sandwich
The talented and highly trained choral group of gospel singers took first place in WGBH’s popular premiere choral
competition, Sing That Thing! in its first season, and Boston Arts Academy (BAA) was one of 13 US schools selected as a
2016 GRAMMY® Signature School with special distinction going to ensemble director, Tyrone Sutton.
According to Sandwich Arts Alliance coordinator for this event, Todd Herrmann, “The level of performance and
professional maturity demonstrated by these high school students is exquisite. They will not only sing a beautiful set of
arrangements based on gospel tunes and African-American spirituals but also transform you with their charismatic,
provocative ensemble featuring some wonderful soloists in the process.”
The Spirituals Ensemble consists of 30 BAA students directed by Music Department Co-Chair Tyrone Sutton, a
Rockefeller Brothers Fund fellow who has previously worked in arts education policy with the Arts Education Partnership
in Washington D.C. and as an assistant to the coordinator for visual and performing arts in the Cambridge Public Schools.
In addition to their 2015 victory on Sing That Thing!, the group won a Gold Medal at the Massachusetts Instrumental
and Choral Conductors Association Festival. They have performed at numerous community events, including for
Governor Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Martin Walsh. Several members of the ensemble have gone on to major in
music in college.
For more information and videos from Sing That Thing!, visit singthatthing.wgbh.org.