Today’s featured event:
Hear a capella singing group Straight No Chaser at 8 tonight at the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N Walker. For more information, go to www.okcciviccenter.com.
Straight No Chaser has built a reputation as an unforgettable live act. By the end of 2010, the group had sold more than 225,000 tickets to 160 shows, more than half of which sold out in advance. Over that summer, the group performed a successful residency at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City, where they performed 40 shows in eight weeks. Although the constant traveling takes its toll, the members of Straight No Chaser maintain that every night, the direct connection with their fans reinvigorates them.
“When I first auditioned and joined SNC in college, I recall Jerome (Collins, one of the group’s founding members) telling me, ‘You have no idea what you’re now a part of.’ Flash forward a decade, and here we are, touring nearly 160 days a year, singing for thousands of people. To see the joy on the faces in the audience when we are onstage reminds us why we’re doing what we’re doing,” says group member Ryan Ahlwardt in a news release.
Straight No Chaser is perhaps best known for their playful version of “The 12 Days of Christmas”: