A Cappella

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Christopher Diaz perform as part of a cappella group The Exchange, which was featured on NBC's The Sing-Off.  Diaz has also served as a vocal coach and join Niki Dakota in the WYSO studios ahead of The Exchange's performance in Kettering.

The Exchange will join over 60 other a cappella groups performing at Kettering Fairmont High School's Trent Arena on Saturday, November 14th.

Dayton Sacred Harp Singers

Jul 17, 2012
Photo by Alan Staiger

It’s the human voice that’s the sacred harp.  When a group of voices get together and turn up the volume, it can rattle the walls and make you feel like you’re on the inside of a musical instrument.

On Saturday November 12th, Kettering Fairmont High will host the 4th annual A Cappella Festival.  These events are springing up around the country but Fairmont believes they are blazing the trail.  Brody McDonald is the Choir Director at Fairmont - a job he's held for 13 years. The job has its challenges.


The Los Angeles based a capella group known as Sonos stops by WYSO to chat with Niki Dakota and perform live on Excursions.

Sonos consists of 6 well trained vocalists who met while attending school in Southern California (each of them studying Music). Sonos combines a classical background with contemporary vocal stylings including beat-boxing and electronic modification to create an exciting modern sound that has its roots in the fundamentals of vocal choir.