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Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4640
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Performing Arts Series Presents Tonic Sol Fa Holiday Concert

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (Nov. 12, 2012) – Back by popular demand, Tonic Sōl-Fa brings their unique a cappella style to the Hendricks Hall stage for the University of Central Missouri’s Performing Arts Series Holiday Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29.

Tonic Sol Fa

As a special added feature for the holiday concert, the Warrensburg High School Chorus will join Tonic Sōl-Fa on the Hendricks Hall stage for a special holiday performance.

Featured on NBC’s Today show and in Newsweek magazine, Tonic Sōl-Fa is one of the hottest performing a cappella groups to come out of the Midwest, igniting sold-out crowds from coast to coast.  The group brings ‘boy next door” personalities and a “hip mixture of Tony Bennett and Reality Bites” to the stage in each of their performances before sold-out crowds.

A member of the Midwest Music Hall of Fame, Tonic Sōl-Fa offers a mixture of pop hits and country, original works and classic oldies, comedy parodies and cartoons in their varied repertoire. For this special holiday performance, they will lend their unique style and talent to the traditional holiday favorites.

Tonic Sōl-Fa began at St. John’s University with Mark McGowan, who sings baritone, and lead vocalist Shaun Johnson. Tenor Greg Bannwarth, and bass Jared Dove, joined soon after, completing the quartet. Along the way, they shared the stage with a number of recognizable performers including Jay Leno, Jeff Foxworthy and Lonestar, and were recently part of Garrison Keillor’s 30th Anniversary celebration of A Prairie Home Companion.

At present, Tonic Sōl-Fa is touring in support of their tenth album, “March of the Kings,” a new recording in a catalog of numerous award-winning DVD and CD projects.  This outstanding blend has resulted in multiple contemporary a cappella recording awards, the National Association of Collegiate Activities Entertainer of the Year nominations, considerable national press, and has landed their music on the best-selling seasonal DVD at Wal-Mart, “The 12 Dogs of Christmas.”

Tickets for the Tonic Sōl-Fa Holiday Concert are available through the PAS box office in Administration 100, by calling 660-543-8888, or online. The Tonic Sōl-Fa Holiday Concert is sponsored by KMOS-TV.