Reason #62: A Perfect Venue
One of the downsides of a cappella—particularly in the collegiate context—is how often talented performers are forced to perform on makeshift stages, in spaces that really weren’t met for their style of musical performance (if any style of performance at all).
All of that fades away, though, when a premier space comes into play. It’s Nicholas Music Center at Rutgers University or Hosmer Hall at SUNY Potsdam—big auditoriums with sizeable stages and acoustic paneling. Or The Michigan Theatre by the University of Michigan, with its old-time, sophisticated feel. It’s a place with the big city, big time aura of Lincoln Center in New York—a traditional setting for The ICCA Finals. The perfect venue can elevate performance, adding an air of sophistication, professionalism, or home, depending on the particular space.
I love it!