Crescendos 5 O'Clock Shadow

CHS’s The Crescendos to Open for 5 O’Clock Shadow Feb. 25

Crescendos, 5 O’Clock Shadow to perform at Sanctuary in Maynard, Mass.

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CHELMSFORD, MA (Feb. 16, 2023) – The Crescendos, an all-treble a cappella group at Chelmsford High School, will open for renowned Boston-based a cappella 5 O’Clock Shadow, Saturday, Feb. 25 (8 p.m.) at Sanctuary located at 82 Main Street.

Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased online. Sanctuary doors will open at 7 p.m.

The Crescendos are fresh off a third-place showing at the Varsity Vocals International Championship of High School A Cappella (ICHSA) Northeast Region Quarterfinal and are awaiting a semifinal bid. The ICHSA semifinal is scheduled for Sunday, Mar. 19 (3 p.m.) at Mechanics Hall in Worcester.

The Crescendos also placed among the top three a cappellas at NE Voices on Jan. 28-29.

Crescendos 5 O'Clock Shadow

A member of 5 O’Clock Shadow had approached Amanda Roeder, CHS Choir Director and Advisor to both The Crescendos and The Thursdays, about providing an opening act for the Feb. 25 performance. “We have a prior relationship with the group, as members of 5 O’Clock Shadow have taught workshops and run sound for the Chelmsford groups in the past,” said Ms. Roeder.

The Crescendos will perform four songs.

“We can’t wait to get a taste of what it’s like to perform like professionals, as we have been truly inspired by 5 O’Clock Shadow’s performance energy and incredible talent,” said Crescendos Co-President Cailin Deutschmann. “We are incredibly honored and excited to share the stage with such a fantastic group.”

Founded in 1991, 5 O’Clock Shadow has appeared on America’s Got Talent and won the Harmony Sweepstakes Boston A Cappella championship in 1997. They have performed with the likes of The Boston Pops, Aaron Neville, Patty LaBelle, Kool and The Gang and James Brown.

5 O’Clock Shadow will headline the 2023 ACA-pocalypse Friday and Saturday, May. 12-13, at the CHS Carl J. Rondina Performing Arts Center, while The Crescendos and The Thursdays will also perform.


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