From serenades that will make you swoon to powerful performances about the importance of friendship, the premiere of Season 2 of Sing That Thing! has it all.
Featuring: Doo Wop Shop, Music Unlimited, Fermata Nowhere, & Mass Whole Notes Length: 26:46 minutes. Original broadcast April 1, 2016 @ 8:30pm on WGBH2.
Click to watch performances that will bring you back to past decades, from the Copley Cat’s upbeat version of the ‘70s hit “I Want You Back” to the ‘90s pop sensations of the Spice Girls performed by Good Question.
Featuring: Boston Skyline Chorus, Copley Cats, Good Question, 18 Wheelers Length: 26:46 minutes. Original broadcast April 8, 2016 @ 8:30pm on WGBH2.
Click to see a wide range of performances from Manic Optimists’s animated take on the classic Miley Cyrus song “See You Again” to ShenaniGanns’s melodic version of “V’haer Eineinu.”
Featuring: Manic Optimists, Bostonality, ShenaniGanns, & Noteworthy Length: 26:46 minutes. Original broadcast April 15, 2016 @ 8:30pm on WGBH2.
Check out this episode for performances made for the a cappella lover. Warning: You might feel the need to get up and dance listening to Boston Jazz’s version of “What’s Goin On?”
Featuring: Boston Jazz Voices, Hollis-Brookline Honors Choir, Redhot & Blue, & Cambridge Chamber Singers Length: 26:46 minutes. Original broadcast April 22, 2016 @ 8:30pm on WGBH2
Click to watch emotional performances, like Strawberry Fields’ version of the Radiohead hit “Creep” and Beverly High School’s beautiful rendition of “Os Justi.”
Featuring: Vocal Revolution, Strawberry Fields, Simple Harmonic Motion, & Beverly High School Vocal Ensemble Length: 28 minutes. Original broadcast April 29, 2016 @ 8:30pm on WGBH2
Feeling the need for some King of Pop in your life? Click to watch Mansfield High School take on one of Michael Jackson’s greatest hits, “Smooth Criminal,” along with other fabulous performances from featured groups.
Featuring: Gordon College Choir, Daniel Hand Vibe, Immutable, & Mansfield High School Select Choir
Featuring: Mansfield HS Select Choir, Music Unlimited, Doo Wop Shop, Manic Optimists, Vocal Revolution, and Mass Whole Notes. Original Broadcast May 13, 2016 @ 8:30pm on WGBH 2)
Six group compete to move on to the Sing That Thing! Finale. They must prove they can master anything from spirituals to Motown to pop. The coaches assign each category two different song combinations to mash together. What will our semi-finalists come up with? Tune in to find out!
Featuring: Mansfield HS Select Choir, Doo Wop Shop, and Vocal Revolution. Original Broadcast May 20, 2016 @ 8:30pm on WGBH 2.
Watch as Mansfield HS Select Choir, Doo Wop Shop, and Vocal Revolution leave it all on the stage in order to become the Season 2 Sing That Thing! Champion! Spectacular performances from our final three groups, as well as our Season 1 Champion, the Boston Arts Academy Spiritual Ensemble our very own Annette Philip's award-winning group, Women of the World.
Bill Cutter, Director of Choral Programs at MIT and Music Theory Faculty at The Boston Conservatory, explains the importance of breathing correctly and demonstrates a simple vocal exercise to give singers more projection when singing.
Annette Philip, vocalist, composer, and member of the international award-winning a cappella quartet Women of the World, shares practical steps to take when learning a new song.
Larry Watson, Berklee College of Music professor, vocalist and producer, talks about the three basic elements of music: melody, harmony and rhythm.
Annette Philip, vocalist, composer, and member of the international award-winning a cappella quartet Women of the World, share tips on how to improve stage presence.
Alyson Greer-Espinosa, Director of Choral Music at Westborough High School and Conductor of the Young Women’s Chorus at Handel and Haydn Society, shares tips for effective rehearsals and boosting singers’ confidence.
Kera Washington, member of the Music Department at Wellesley College and founder of the all-female band Zili Misik, shares tips for vocal percussionists about keeping the tempo and the importance of practicing with a metronome.
Jared Bowen, WGBH’s Arts Editor, discusses the key elements of a winning performance and shares ways to improve stage presence.
Bill Cutter, Director of Choral Programs at MIT and Music Theory Faculty at The Boston Conservatory, talks about his perspective as a conductor working with different voices to create great overall sound.
Annette Philip, vocalist, composer, and member of the international award-winning a cappella quartet Women of the World, gives insights into practicing listening skills to achieve excellent tone, blend and balance.
Baritone Robert Honeysucker shares insights on how to sing with more projection and power.
Annette Philip, vocalist, composer, and member of the international award-winning a cappella quartet Women of the World, talks about the benefits of singing.
Featuring: Boston City Singers, None of the Above, Fantasy-Shepard Hill, Chordially Yours, and the Merrimack Valley Chorus (Length: 28:00. Original broadcast April 17, 2015 @ 8:00pm on WGBH 2)
From collegiate a cappella groups to show choirs, the premiere episode of Sing That Thing! has it all! Watch to see amazing performances of a range of songs from pop sensation Sam Smith’s “Latch” to the traditional Maori song “Te Iwi E”.
Featuring: WitchPitch?, Lexington High School Madrigal Singers, Zumbyes, Stambandet, and Amici Cantores. (Length: 27:45. Original broadcast April 24, 2015 @ 8:00pm on WGBH 2)
Click to watch performances in a variety of styles, voices, and languages, such as the Lexington High School Madrigal Singer’s eloquent performance of “En Une Suele Fleur” and the Zumbyes' beautiful interpretation of Lenny Welch’s blues ballad “Since I Fell for You.”
Featuring: Fermata Town, Noteworthy, Master Singers of Worcester, and the UMass Lowell Chamber Singers (Length: 26:20. Original broadcast May 1, 2015 @ 8:00pm on WGBH 2)
Pssst, if you’re an Amy Winehouse fan (and really, who isn’t?) check out this episode to see Noteworthy’s version of “Tears Dry On Their Own”, as well as more spectacular performances from other featured groups.
Featuring: Ssockapella, Boston Arts Academy Spirituals Ensemble, Syncopasian, Groton-Dunstable Regional High School Chamber Chorus, and the Women’s Chamber Ensemble of Jubilate Chorale (Length: 28:00. Original broadcast May 8, 2015 @ 8:00pm on WGBH 2)
Check out this episode for inspiring musical performances. From the ever emotional, but beautiful “Say Something” by Ssockapella to the African-American spiritual “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho” by the Boston Arts Academy, your heart is sure to melt from these performances.
Featuring: Musica Sacra, Junior Providence Singers, 18 Wheelers, and Vocal Revolution (Length: 28:00. Original broadcast May 15, 2015 @ 8:00pm on WGBH 2)
Who can resist the Disney classic "Be Our Guest"?! Check out Vocal Revolution putting their spin on the Disney classic, as well as other fabulous groups singing their hearts out. Spoiler alert: Larry, Jane, and Jared pick the eight groups that will advance to the STT finale. Watch to find out which groups they pick!
Featuring: Jim Papoulis, Boston City Singers, Boston Arts Academy Spirituals Ensemble, Ssockapella, Syncopasian, Fermata Town, None of the Above, Musica Sacra, and the Merrimack Valley Chorus
(Length: 56:46 Original broadcast May 22, 2015 @ 8:00pm on WGBH 2)
5 weeks, 24 singing groups, and it has all come down to this. The grande finale of Sing That Thing Season 1 is here! Which four groups will be crowned Category Champions and which single group will be given the coveted title of Overall Winner for Season One of Sing That Thing? From a performance of Britney Spear’s "Circus" to a fun rendition of "I Can’t Recall His Name", the final eight groups bring on the heat for their last performances. Click to check it out!