Marblehead a cappella singers to perform on Friday

The Jewel Tones

Four widely traveled and award-winning a cappella groups from Marblehead High School will perform on Friday, January 13, from 7:30 until 9 p.m., at the Northshore UU Church in Danvers. Tickets are $10 for ages 13 and older.

Returning to the Music in the Woods program will be four vocal groups: the Jewel Tones, Luminescence, the Grizzly Freakin’ Man Singers, and Serendipity. The Jewel Tones are a co-ed group, and have been performing and recording since 2003. They say they are known “for their quirky antics, their rockin’ sound circles, and their strong opinions.”

Luminescence got together in 2005 as Marblehead High’s first female a cappella group, and they are “particularly proud of their intergenerational outreach to singers of all ages.”

The “Grizzlies,” as the guys like to be called, are the school’s first all-male a cappella group, and emphasize their “friendly dynamic and strong sense of community.” The newest of the groups, Serendipity, is an all-female group started in 2010. They have performed as far away as Dana Farber Hospital in Boston.

Amanda Roeder is director of choral music at Marblehead High School, and advises all four groups.

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