-Strawberry Fields from Bristol Eastern High School to Compete for the Championship Title-
Sing That Thing! – a televised showcase of New England’s diverse amateur singing groups – airs Fridays at 11 p.m. beginning April 7, 2017 on CPTV!
Eighteen ensembles, including Strawberry Fields from Bristol Eastern High School in Bristol, Conn., will represent genres from Top 40 to Renaissance to Vocal Jazz and vie for the championship title over the course of seven episodes.
Participating groups are sorted into three categories: high school, collegiate, and adult. A live-to-tape finale features the top group from each category presenting their unique spin on a song of their choice. The series is produced by public media producer WGBH, in partnership with Emerson College, and with WGBY (Springfield, Mass.,) Maine Public, New Hampshire Public Television, Vermont PBS, and CPTV.
“An eclectic and enthusiastic collection of voices will bring their talents to New England screens this spring,” said co-executive producer Patricia Alvarado Nuñez. “I hope fans are as excited as I am to hear their harmonies.”
The Sing That Thing! coaches – Anthony Trecek-King, Annette Philip, and Jared Bowen – provide constructive feedback to each group and determine which will advance to the next round. Trecek-King is the president and artistic director of the Boston Children’s Chorus. Philip, a vocalist, composer/arranger and faculty member at Berklee College of Music, won the 2014 national Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Championship with her quartet, Women of the World. Bowen, WGBH News executive arts editor, hosts WGBH’s Open Studio with Jared Bowen, Boston television’s only local arts series.
Sing That Thing! is WGBH’s newest original local series. Funding is provided by Emerson College and Eastern Bank.