Festival Concert Series
Chapter 6
7:30pm
April 21, 2007

First United Methodist Church
Port Huron, MI

Emerging from a college course, Chapter 6 became the premier jazz a cappella ensemble at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois.  Making their professional debut in 2001, this group from the Chicago area has received numerous awards and recognition for their technique, performance, and unique, original arrangements.  Three-time Chicago Regional Harmony Sweepstakes Grand Champions—their first title in 2000 distinguishing them as the youngest group ever to qualify for the national finals—Chapter 6 went on to win the prestigious Grand Champion title at the 2004 National Harmony Sweepstakes.  Other special honors have been awarded by such notable organizations as the Contemporary A Cappella Society, the National Association for Campus Activities, and the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities.  In 2005, Chapter 6 was chosen “Performing Group of the Year” at the A.P.C.A. National Convention.  Most recently, the group received five 2005 A Cappella Community Awards: Favorite Jazz Group; Favorite Religious Group; Favorite Composer and Favorite Arranger, Mark Grizzard; and Favorite Male Vocalist Runner up, Luke Menard.

Their four albums: A cappella 101, Chapter 6: Live, Christmastime, and Swing Shift have sold over 22,000 copies worldwide.  Their latest release, Swing Shift, received three nominations for the 2005 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards—“The Wizard Of Oz” capturing the award for Best Humor Song.  Their much-anticipated live DVD, Chapter 6 In Concert, was released in December 2005.

As Chapter 6 continues touring diverse venues, enthusiastically received by audiences across the United States and Canada, their reputation continues to grow internationally.  Their extensive touring schedule includes numerous college campuses and high schools—performances often linked with a master class, clinic, or rehearsal led by the uniquely equipped and qualified members of the group.  Equally at home in the concert hall, Chapter 6 is currently performing The Symphonic Pops Consortium’s “1950’s: The Golden Age Of Black And White” with symphony orchestras in a number of major cities including Indianapolis, Seattle, Naples, Detroit, Toronto, Nashville, and Washington, D.C.  The group’s versatility and appeal knows no bounds, capturing audiences of all ages and musical tastes. 

Their comedy-infused blend of pop, jazz, gospel, and rock brings spontaneous bursts of laughter and applause throughout the show.  High-energy performances feature diverse repertoire ranging from freshly arranged swing standards and pop/rock covers, to signature pieces such as “Ode To Krispy Kreme,” Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and Chapter 6’s very own version of “The Wizard Of Oz.”  In addition to exceptional musicianship, audiences experience Chapter 6’s contagious energy and spirit as they share great music, harmony, and the message of God’s hope and love.

Chapter 6 is in the studio (as their schedule allows) working on material for their next CD and is pursuing opportunities in the jingle market.  Conveying their incredible sound and irrepressible charisma as effectively in the studio as on stage, Chapter 6 has appeared  on numerous regional, national, and international television and radio programs including ABC Television’s Good Morning America and The Kathy & Judy Show (WGN Radio, Chicago). 

For more information on Chapter 6, music videos, tour dates, album releases, journals and news, visit the group’s website: www.chapter6.com.

Chapter 6 is Chuck Bosworth, Mark Grizzard, Jarrett Johnson, Luke Menard, John Musick, Nathan Pufall, and A.D. Stonecipher.

C6 AWARDS & RECOGNITION

2005 CONTEMPORARY A CAPPELLA RECORDING AWARDS
Winner: Best Humor Song, Professional: “The Wizard of Oz”
Runner Up: Best Jazz Song, Professional: “Don’t You Worry ’Bout A Thing”
Nominee: Best Jazz Album, Professional: Swing Shift

2005 A CAPPELLA COMMUNITY AWARDS
Winner: Favorite Jazz Group
Winner: Favorite Religious Group
Winner: Favorite Songwriter, Mark Grizzard
Winner: Favorite Arranger, Mark Grizzard
Runner Up: Favorite Male Vocalist, Luke Menard

2005 A.P.C.A. NATIONAL CONVENTION
Selected Showcase Presenters
Chosen “Entertainer of the Year”

2005 N.A.C.A.
    Broke the all-time conference booking record in N.A.C.A. history

2004 NATIONAL HARMONY SWEEPSTAKES
National Champions
Best Original Arrangement
Audience Favorite

2004 CHICAGO HARMONY SWEEPSTAKES
Chicago Regional Champions
Best Original Arrangement
Audience Favorite

2004 A.P.C.A. NATIONAL CONVENTION
Selected Showcase Presenters
Chosen Best Act At Convention

2004 A.P.C.A.
    Broke the all-time conference booking record in A.P.C.A. history

2004 N.A.C.A. CONVENTION - NORTHERN PLAINS
Selected Showcase Presenters

2003 CAMPUS AWARDS
Nominee: Best A Cappella Group

2003 CONTEMPORARY A CAPPELLA RECORDING AWARDS
Nominee: Best Holiday Album, Professional: ChristmasTime
Nominee: Best Holiday Song, Professional: “Rise Up, Shepherd, And Follow”

2002 CHICAGO HARMONY SWEEPSTAKES
Chicago Regional Champions
Best Original Arrangement
Audience Favorite

2002 N.A.C.A. CONVENTIONS - MIDWEST AND NORTHEAST
Twice Selected Showcase Presenters

2001 INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP OF COLLEGIATE A CAPPELLA
Grand Champions
Two Best Arrangement Awards

2000 CHICAGO HARMONY SWEEPSTAKES
Chicago Regional Champions
Best Original Arrangement
Audience Favorite



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