After spending nearly 30 years at Williams College I thought I was done with acapella groups.
I must admit, it was pleasantly nostalgic to hear one again and yes, Hyannis Sound consists of 10 college age men who have a great time singing and performing together.
The concert, held at the Federated Church on Main Street Hyannis, was chock full of songs and stories that highlighted each singer at least once as lead vocalist. Songs covered a wide range of styles, genres and artists such as: Kenny Loggins’ “Footloose”, The 4 Seasons “Oh What a Night”, The Police’s “Every Little Thing”, Billy Joel, Jackson 5, Madonna, Whitney Huston, Seal, the theme from “The Love Boat” (which was a riot) and one that has been in the repertoire for 23 years “Why Should I Cry for You?” to name just a few. The offerings were quite diverse as well as fully “orchestrated” with all the possible musical lines that could be imagined.
This group was founded in 1984 and it’s clear why they have been so popular throughout the 33 years. They have weekly concerts that run through the summer and have a few special upcoming events such as Alumni show In August at the Monomoy High School in Harwich at 7pm.
They finished the concert with a calming finale, including two visiting alums from the audience, with the Irish ballad, “May the Road Rise Up to Meet You” Beautiful!!!!
Enjoy a few clips:
Oh what a night/ Hyannis Sound
Billy Joel/Hyannis Sound