Vital Signs a cappella group performs at Carnegie Hall

Vital Signs traveled to New York City over Spring Break 2015 for a joint performance with several a cappella groups under the direction of the man who produced the television show "The Sing Off" and acted as vocal producer for the Hollywood hit "Pitch Perfect."

Elon University co-ed a cappella group Vital Signs performed March 29, 2015, in “Total Vocal,” a concert of contemporary a cappella music at Carnegie Hall under the creative direction of arranger/producer Deke Sharon, who has been heralded as “The Father of Contemporary A Cappella.”  

Members of the group spent four days in New York City preparing for the concert with other choristers from around the world, including newchoir from Canada and Seratonin from Australia. 

Founded in 2011, Vital Signs features 17 student performers, including five graduating seniors. The group performs at various events for other student organizations, and it holds its own fall and spring concerts. 

The group was invited to perform at Carnegie Hall after one of its YouTube videos caught the attention of concert organizers.

“To be an a cappella group that’s only 4 years old and to get the chance to work with some of the absolute best in the business at one of the greatestconcert halls in the world is just incredible. We’re all so honored to have received such a rare opportunity,”  said Elon University sophomore Nathan Pool, president of Vital Signs. “I don’t think any of us even thought it was possible.”

Connect with Vital Signs on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube to view photos and videos from their trip to New York City and stay up to date on their next performances. The group’s spring concert is on Saturday, April 18, in Whitley Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.