Vocal Spectrum

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Vocal Spectrum
Years active 2003–present
Website Official site
Members Tim Waurick – tenor
Eric Dalbey – lead
Jonny Moroni – baritone
Chris Hallam – bass
Past members David Cassel – tenor (2003)[1]

Vocal Spectrum is a barbershop quartet from St. Charles, Missouri. In 2004, Vocal Spectrum won the Barbershop Harmony Society's International Collegiate Quartet Contest, and on July 8, 2006, they became International Champions, winning the society's International Quartet Contest. A distinctive factor of the quartet is tenor Tim Waurick's ability to sustain notes for upwards of 30 seconds,[2] and the tenor's and lead's incredibly high note range,[3] featured in many of the group's recordings and live shows.

The quartet's run for the title is featured in the 2009 feature documentary American Harmony.[4]

Background[edit]

Vocal Spectrum began singing together in September 2003. Each member has graduated from Lindenwood University in St. Charles. Each member is also a member of Ambassadors of Harmony, the International Chorus Champion of 2004, 2009, 2012, and 2016. As of the 2006 International Quartet Contest, Vocal Spectrum is the only quartet in history to capture three of the then-four (now five) possible BHS gold medals (Collegiate Quartet, Quartet, Chorus [as members of the Ambassadors of Harmony]).

The only championship that remains for Vocal Spectrum to win is the Barbershop Harmony Society's Senior quartet contest for which they will not become eligible for at least three decades (no member of a competing Senior Quartet can be younger than 55 years old, and the aggregate age of the quartet must equal or exceed 240 years [average age 60 or greater]).

Members[edit]

  • Tim Waurick – tenor
    • Tenor Section Leader of Ambassadors of Harmony
    • Produces "TimTracks" barbershop learning tapes for Ambassadors of Harmony and other groups[5]
    • Member of the Fantasy Gold Quartet along with Jeff Oxley, Tony DeRosa, and Joe Connelly[6]
  • Eric Dalbey – lead
    • Lead Section Leader of Ambassadors of Harmony
    • Favorite song – Marian the Librarian
    • Common soloist for Ambassadors of Harmony
  • Jonny Moroni – baritone
    • Baritone Section Leader of Ambassadors of Harmony
    • Co-Director of Ambassadors of Harmony
  • Chris Hallam – bass
    • Non-performing member of Ambassadors of Harmony

Awards[edit]

The group's Vocal Spectrum II recording was awarded "Best Barbershop Album" by the Contemporary A Cappella Society in April 2009. The album's single, Go the Distance, also won as "Best Barbershop Song".[7]

Discography[edit]

  • 2006 – Vocal Spectrum
  • 2008 – Vocal Spectrum II
  • 2011 – Vocal Spectrum III
  • 2013 – Vocal Spectrum IV
  • 2016 – Vocal Spectrum V

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2006 – Vocal Spectrum". Association of International Champions. Retrieved February 28, 2017. 
  2. ^ terfone16 (April 20, 2011). "Cruella DeVille – Vocal Spectrum". YouTube. 2:43–3:13. Retrieved February 28, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Product Details – Vocal Spectrum: Vocal Spectrum 3". singers.com. Primarily A Cappella. Retrieved February 28, 2017. The group's distinctive sound centers around the incredibly high vocal range of tenor Tim Waurick and lead Eric Dalbey. 
  4. ^ Leydon, Joe (August 20, 2009). "Review: 'American Harmony'". Variety. Retrieved February 28, 2017. 
  5. ^ "TimTracks". Tim Waurick. Retrieved October 30, 2013. 
  6. ^ "About Tim". Tim Waurick. Retrieved October 30, 2013. 
  7. ^ Hoffman, Julia (April 1, 2009). "2009 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award Winners". www.casa.org. Contemporary A Cappella Society. Retrieved 2009-04-16. 

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Preceded by
Realtime
SPEBSQSA International Quartet Champions
2006
Succeeded by
Max Q