Original Article: Vocal Point in Sunny California
Leaving behind new friends and fantastic experiences in the Midwest, Vocal Point began the final leg of The Magic Tour in Southern California. Hosted by longtime friends and supporters of the group, Vocal Point started the week by filming a music video for their new Disney music project in several stunning private beachfront locations. The video is set to appear on Vocal Point’s YouTube channel later this summer and features renowned guest artists the All-American Boys Chorus and Broadway star Laura Osnes, who played the title role in the 2013 Broadway revival of Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. The group filmed from sunup to sundown, literally singing the day away.
The next day, before preparing for their final performance of the trip, the group was treated to a tour of La Casa Pacifica, also known as the Western White House, an exclusive historical property that was once owned by Richard Nixon. Though this site is not open to the public, a friend of the group arranged this unique tour for Vocal Point members and their tour leaders.
The group then traveled to San Clemente High School, where they performed an outdoor concert for an enthusiastic crowd. Since it was the final show of the year—and for some students, their final performance ever with the group—many Vocal Point members welcomed family and friends from hundreds of miles away. High winds did not stop the show from going on, and the concert exuded a special energy, culminating in a standing ovation from the crowd of supporters. It was an exhilarating finish to the performance tour.
Before catching a flight back to Salt Lake City, Vocal Point ended the trip in style, taking in “the Happiest Place on Earth.” After a year of studying the history of Disney music, the trip to Disneyland was a fitting conclusion to a busy and rewarding year.Brigham Young University, Performing Arts Management