Alternotive a Cappella
C venues (Venue 34), 2.30pm
Hollywood hit Pitch Perfect has a lot to answer for.
Most recently for me it was being squeezed into a hot dark room full of other people on a Sunday afternoon following a night of testing the best of the Fest’s late night licences, preparing for 50 minutes of instrument-less singing.
Only recently introduced to the ‘a Cappella’ scene, I was intrigued as to how a live show would compare to the polished big screen action.
I seemed not to be alone and a sell-out audience confirmed that since the film’s success, a Cappella is more popular than ever before.
The Oxford Alternotives, the group behind the performance, rose to the challenge admirably.
Unavoidably toe-tapping the mixed ensemble belted out novel arrangements from quirky classics to current chart toppers all wrapped up in a bubble of infectious enthusiasm.
The high-octane, youthful energy was certainly entertaining, even if not all of the performance was exactly bang on pitch perfect.
Undoubtedly talented the cast have choreographed and arranged a seamless meander through the musical ages that is both touching and funny throughout, making this high energy show worth a slot in your schedule.