Nashua South team competes in ‘Sing That Thing!’
BOSTON – WGBH’s Sing That Thing! – the public broadcaster’s televised showcase of New England’s diverse singing groups – was taped at WGBH’s Brighton studios from Feb. 8-11.
Singers from Nashua High School South competed alongside 18 other high school, college and adult groups, representing genres from barbershop and Baroque to jazz and classical. Though the South students didn’t move on to the second round, director Adam Boroskas said the students did “amazingly well.”
Now in its fourth season, Sing That Thing! will premiere in April on WGBH 2, with remaining teams competing for divisional championship titles over the course of seven episodes. More information about the series is available at SingThatThing.org. Join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
The Sing That Thing! coaches are Anthony Trecek-King, president and artistic director of the Boston Children’s Chorus; Annette Philip, a vocalist, composer/arranger and faculty member at Berklee College of Music and winner of the 2017 International Championship of A Capella with her quartet, Women of the World; and Jared Bowen, WGBH News executive arts editor and host of WGBH’s Open Studio with Jared Bowen, Boston television’s only local arts series. Together, the coaches provide constructive feedback to each group and determine which will advance to the next round the following week.
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