Another Year Comes to a Close…

Hi everyone!!

We have not updated everyone in a while, we apologize! We have been extremely busy with shows and gigs and now we want to share with you what we have been up to…

GOSPEL CONCERT

After our second place win in Boston at the ICCAs, the gospel section put on a powerful performance back at MCLA on February 22nd and 23rd. It was Jay Cottle’s, our wonderful gospel director and founding member, last time directing. The show went wonderfully with plenty of upbeat praise songs as well as soulful worship songs. We got the audience on their feet and participating in a few songs too!

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THE ICCAs SEMI-FINALS

The Allegrettos made it to the semi-finals at M.I.T. in Boston! We performed with some amazing groups and had a blast! We have the loudest fans according to the stage crew, we have amazing support when ever we perform and we are so thankful. Our set was energetic and powerful opening with Happy Ending by MIKA then moving into a fast paced Run by Gnarls Barkely and then finishing strong with Breath of Life by Florence and the Machine. During the results, our very own Jasmine Garcia won best soloist of the night and we could not be more proud! The group did not place unfortunately, BUT we did come in 4th after looking at our score sheet. That puts us in the tops 20 in the country so we’ll take it!

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MADJACKS GOSPEL BRUNCH

MadJacks BBQ in Pittsfield, MA invited the group to headline their Gospel Brunch event that is held on one Sunday every other month. A small section of the gospel choir went down to the restaurant did a great set of all our favorites. The crowd was energetic and the food was delicious! We are looking forward to working with MadJacks again in the Fall.

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A CAPELLA CONCERT

Still vibing off our our ICCA energy, our A Capella section put on a great concert on April 5th and 6th, “The Art of Noise.” We performed our songs that we in our sets for the ICCAs as well as some new songs. The feel was laid back and fun and was a time to celebrate all that our A Capella section has accomplish this year.

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We had a few smaller events and gigs in between as well, needless to say, we have been a busy busy group but we love it!

~The ‘grettos

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Weekend in Boston!

We’ve got a busy weekend coming up!

It all starts this Friday with a gospel concert sure to bring the house down at 7:30 pm at the Berea Seventh Day Adventist Church located at 108 Seaver Street in Boston Ma.

Then on Saturday our a cappella section will compete in the quarterfinal championship round of the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) at the Berklee Performing Arts Center on 136 Mass. Ave. Tickets are $17

So parents, friends, and fans feel free to come and be shaken, stirred, and inspired this friday at our Gospel concert, and then bring out the signs loud cheers for our A Cappella group on saturday!

Hope to see you all there! And wish us luck while you’re at it!

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And the winners are…

In case you haven’t heard, the MCLA Allegrettos took first at last weekends 2nd Annual Caroling Festival! Along with a ceremony next year on campus to commemorate their win, the Allegrettos took home a cash prize of $2,000 (and a powerful sense of vindication). The competition was amazingly talented this year and this was by no means an easy competition. Our thanks to all the folks at the Lenox Caroling Festival for supporting us for the past 2 years, and to everyone who voted for us. Your support means so much to us!

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25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

It’s our first ever Calliope’s Umbrella production with the Harlequin Musical Theater Group tonight as we open the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee! This 2 time Tony Award winning musical goes up tonight at 8pm and tomorrow, November 3rd at 8pm in the Church Street Center Auditorium.

Tickets are free for students, $3 for Faculty, and $5 general admission. ALL Proceeds go towards the creation of a scholarship for the KidsAct! program at the Barrington Stage Company where the show was originall written and produced.

So come out to support the dreams of a young child, the hard work from Allegretto and Harlequin members, or simply just to have a good time.

We hope to see you there =)

Oh…and did we mention that the original composer/lyricist of the show was going to be there as well?

Just thought you should know.

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COPLAC

Last weekend the “Pellagrettos” took a trip down to Connecticut to perform at the Coalition Of Public Liberal Arts Colleges Conference at the Eastern Connecticut State University. We got to hear some lovely tunes from Canta Nova, a collegiate choir not too far away from us. We had so much fun and even gave our first ever encore performance!

Admittedly that took us a bit by surprise but we’re Grettos! We’re always ready.

#nailedit!

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Spirit Of Johnny Cash

Things got moving pretty quickly for us this year, and a few weeks ago we were asked to perform at the Spirit of Johnny Cash event at the Mohawk Stage and we were one of the first groups to perform on that stage in 25 years. We had a FANTASTIC time.

#makinghistory #thatsjusthowweroll

 

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