Choir! Choir! Choir! brings ‘Don’t Stop Believin’: Epic Anthem Singalong’ to Blacksburg
Ecstatic voices join together, filling the Moss Arts Center’s theatre when the audience takes the spotlight for a singalong like no other. Choir! Choir! Choir! brings “Don’t Stop Believin’: Epic Anthem Singalong” to Blacksburg on Saturday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public, the performance will be held in the center’s Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre, located within the Street and Davis Performance Hall at 190 Alumni Mall. Registration is required for the event.
Choir! Choir! Choir! has amassed a passionate community of singers and a thriving international fan base on YouTube, with tens of millions of views on some videos. The Toronto-based singing group, led by creative directors Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman, takes a nontraditional approach — there are no auditions, and the audience is the choir. Equal parts singing, comedy, and community-building, the night unfolds like a dream: Audience members show up, learn an original arrangement to a popular song, and go home feeling great.
The Moss audience will learn and perform the wildly popular rock anthem “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey. Released in 1981, the song became a top-10 hit worldwide and has become a staple of popular culture. According to Nielsen Music, "Don't Stop Believin'” is the most downloaded song of the 20th century, and last year it hit 1 billion streams on the popular music streaming service Spotify.
Choir! Choir! Choir! offers an opportunity to celebrate music and push the boundaries between practice and performance, artist and audience, offering therapeutic benefits with the ultimate side effect: a powerful community.
The group has performed with renowned artists such as Patti Smith, David Byrne, Rick Astley, Tegan and Sara, and Rufus Wainwright and has performed onstage at New York’s Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall with the likes of Debbie Harry and the Flaming Lips. The duo has created content for NBC’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” with Brandon Victor Dixon from “Hamilton.” They have performed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York for New York Pride and hosted their own float in Toronto Pride.
Adilman and Goldman of Choir! Choir! Choir! will participate in a discussion with Virginia Tech students in a theatre arts course on applied collaborative techniques.
The Moss Arts Center adheres to the guidelines of the Virginia Department of Health and Virginia Tech in its operations, including protocols for face coverings and cleaning and sanitation. More information about these requirements is available on the Moss Arts Center website.
Paid parking is available in the North End Parking Garage on Turner Street. Virginia Tech faculty and staff possessing a valid Virginia Tech parking permit can enter and exit the garage free of charge. Virginia Tech has also partnered with ParkMobile to provide a convenient, contactless electronic payment option for parking, which may be used at any parking meter, campus parking space, or lot with standard F/S, C/G, or R parking.
If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Jamie Wiggert at least 10 days prior to the event at 540-231-5300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org during regular business hours.