Granby students share the stage with Yale a capella group

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By Rebecca Brewer
The Granby Education Foundation presented An Evening of A Cappella Music on Dec. 5 to benefit its Arts Endowment. Audience members were treated to opening performances by the Kelly Lane and Wells Road schools’ fifth and sixth grade combined choir and the GMHS Chamber Singers. Headlining the event was Yale’s only co-ed a cappella group, Redhot & Blue. Concert-goers enjoyed a mix of musical genres during the evening including jazz, pop, R & B and even a holiday standard or two.

Earlier in the day, the GMHS Chamber Singers attended a workshop with the Yale artists during which they learned the lyrics to a Redhot & Blue arrangement. They were then invited to join Redhot & Blue onstage to perform that song with them during the concert. Witnessing the young singers come together for an evening of collaboration and music shared with the wider Granby community was a joy equal to any of the season. The event truly embodied the mission of the Arts Endowment.

Thank you to everyone who attended An Evening of A Cappella featuring Yale’s Redhot and Blue and our own GPS students. …

Posted by Granby Education Foundation on Thursday, December 10, 2015


The Granby Education Foundation would like to thank the Granby choral directors for their time and seemingly limitless energy: Danielle Horan (Wells), Nicole Lucas (Kelly), and Mindy Shilansky (GMHS). The evening was made possible by the following local businesses that continue to support the GEF and our community: Windsor Federal Savings, Granby Pharmacy and ABC Pizza. Please visit the Foundation’s webpage at for further information on the Arts Endowment Grant Program.