Directed by Lionel Pierson, Vocal Evolution is a world-class male vocal harmony chorus based in Perth, Western Australia that has been wowing audiences since 2002.
The group was started by a bunch of ordinary guys who wanted to produce an extraordinary sound. True to their name, the chorus has grown musically and artistically to become widely recognised as one of Australia’s best vocal harmony groups.
In 2009, Vocal Evolution was awarded the gold medal at the Barbershop Harmony Australia (BHA) National Open Chorus Contest in Hobart, Tasmania. With this title came the invitation to represent Australia at International competition and so in July 2011 the boys headed to the USA. Competing against some of the very best choruses in the world Vocal Evolution achieved an “A-level” score of 81, the highest ever by an Australian chorus, and a ranking of #19 in the world. Later that year they travelled to Brisbane and claimed their second BHA National Open Chorus Championship and their first Pan Pacific title.
Vocal Evolution have sung in a variety of settings including corporate gatherings, self-produced shows and on large concert events supporting entertainers such as Jimmy Barnes and David Campbell. They have also appeared on national television on Australia’s Got Talent and have been featured on Today Tonight. The group’s wide appeal comes from a combination of popular repertoire delivered with a passion and joy that reflects the enjoyment each singer gets from performing the soaring four-part harmony arrangements.
The chorus released their highly-anticipated debut CD “Like A Song” in 2010 and have followed this up with a recording of yuletide favourites, simply titled “Christmas“.
Vocal Evolution is made up of around 30 singers of all ages from all walks of life. The group is always looking for more men to join them on the risers. If you are interested in singing with them they invite you to come down to a rehearsal and have a listen and a chat to one of the guys.