Chapter 6 is a professional a cappella ensemble from Illinois. Comprised of six male vocalists and one arranger, Chapter 6 is the only vocal ensemble to win both The International Competition of Collegiate A Cappella (2001) and the prestigious National Harmony Sweepstakes (2004). Among subsequent honors, Chapter 6 has appeared with The National Symphony Orchestra at The Kennedy Center, and was featured on "American Idol: Season 7" in conjunction with bandmate Luke Menard’s Top 16 run.
Chapter 6 tours the United States, Canada and Asia , performing in a wide variety of venues. Their family-friendly show features a light-hearted, high-energy blend of pop/jazz harmonies. Performances feature a diverse repertoire of American popular music, from Gershwin to Stevie Wonder, as well as original songs ranging from the comical, "Lost in Canada," to the personal, "God’s Love." In addition, clever medleys including, “The Wizard of Oz,” entertain music lovers of all ages; their signature six-minute version of the classic MGM film earned a Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award (2005).
Emerging from a college course, Chapter 6 became the premier a cappella ensemble at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois before winning its first competition in 2000. When most of its members graduated the following year, the group took a leap of faith as they entered the professional market in January 2002. Since then, Chapter 6 has received numerous awards for their technique, performance, and original arrangements, most recently having been awarded the A Cappella Community Award for “Favorite Jazz Group” (2007). (See below)
The group's range and appeal has resulted in one of the most diverse touring schedules in the music industry. Opera houses are often repeat clients, while the Association for the Promotion of Collegiate Activities named Chapter 6 "Entertainer of the Year" (2005). In addition to setting an all-time booking record for The National Association of Campus Activites (2004; 2005), Chapter 6 has performed with dozens of metropolitan symphony orchestras in association with The Symphonic Pops Consortium. In addition, the group has conducted over a hundred master-classes for high school choirs. Finally, their "Christmastime" concert is a favorite among churches and theaters offering holiday programming.
Capturing their unique sound in the studio, their self-distributed albums comprised of two collegiate recordings and three professional recordings have sold over 30,000 copies worldwide: “A cappella 101” (1999), “Chapter 6: Live” (2001), “ChristmasTime” (2002), “Swing Shift” (2004) and “With the Windows Down” (2008). Their much-anticipated live DVD, Chapter 6 In Concert, was released in 2005. Recently, Chapter 6 arranged and recorded jingles for XMG Corporation's "Winning Colors Multi-Cleaner." Their act continues to evolve as new repertoire is developed for their live show as well as future recording projects.
Captivating audiences in 41 states and internationally, this ensemble has proven its universal appeal. Chapter 6 has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, including Good Morning America (ABC) and The Kathy & Judy Show (WGN Radio, Chicago). Whether for an audience of 3 or 30,000, these young men stand ready to sing for anyone who's ready to smile.
Chapter 6 is: Chuck Bosworth, Mark Grizzard, Jarrett Johnson, Luke Menard, John Musick, Nathan Pufall, and A.D. Stonecipher.
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