Sing That Thing!, WGBH's singing competition, returns for a third season to celebrate the joy and diversity of choral music. Eighteen groups from around New England, representing styles from a cappella to gospel, will compete in three categories: High School, College, and Adult.
Ensembles are judged on intonation and rhythm as well as the complexity, versatility, stagecraft, and audience appeal of their performance. The series features three on-air coaches who will provide constructive feedback to the groups and determine which will move on to the grand finale.
Season 3 premieres April 7, 2017.
Anthony Trecek-King is the president and artistic director of the award-winning Boston Children's Chorus. While under his direction, the chorus won the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program award from the White House in 2013. Trecek-King also works with other choirs across the country. Collaborations with famous conductors and musicians include John Williams, Keith Lockhart, and Yo-Yo Ma, to name a few. He has presented two talks for TEDx Boston, and has hosted “Together in Song,” on 99/5 WCRB.
Jared Bowen is currently the host of the weekly television series Open Studio With Jared Bowen, where he offers glimpses into the creative process of artists and performers. Bowen regularly contributes to WGBH’s Greater Boston, and can also be heard on Boston Public Radio, and 89.7 WGBH’s Morning Edition, covering the local arts and culture scene. He is a member of the Boston Theater Critics Association, which recognizes significant achievement in Boston Theater.
Annette Philip is an Indian vocalist, composer, and choir conductor. She is currently an assistant professor in the Ensembles Department at Berklee College of Music. She is the founder and director of Berklee Indian Ensemble and Co-Founder of Berklee India Exchange. She is a core vocalist and the creative director of Women of the World, winners of the 2014 National USA Acappella Champions. She has collaborated with grammy-award winning AR Rahman, Philip Bailey, Buster Williams, and Victor Lewis to name a few.