Since 2009, the a cappella festival SingStrong has been bringing together the greatest such groups from around the world for a weekend of world-class singing and charitable fundraising.
This past spring, the festivals were held in Washington, D.C., and Chicago. At each event, professional, collegiate and high school singers joined together for five concerts and two days of classes and coaching. All singing is 100 percent a cappella, and the varied styles include pop, rock, doo-wop, jazz, barbershop, beatbox and even overtone singing, a technique in which one person sings two notes simultaneously.
Kieran Daly, graphic designer for Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, performed as part of his group, Cartoon Johnny, at SingStrong Chicago. The group sang the Rudy Tanzi/Chris Mann composition “Remember Me” to help raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease. SingStrong’s focus on giving back to the community raised more than $10,000 for Cure Alzheimer’s Fund this year.