April 11, 2016
Vocal Point was awarded three Contemporary A cappella Recording Awards in the categories of Best Religious Album, Best Religious Song, and Best Male Collegiate Solo this weekend.
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The group’s three wins and two runner-up awards were presented at the annual BOSton Sings A cappella Festival, held in Boston by the Contemporary A Cappella Society (CASA).
Vocal Points wins were for the He is Born album and the single “He is Born.” Vocal Point was awarded runner-up in the categories of Best Holiday Album (He is Born) and Best Holiday Song (“God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen” from He Is Born), and was also nominated for Best Classical Song (“Homeward Bound“).
According to the CASA website, “Contemporary A cappella Recording Awards (CARA) recognize the best of recorded a cappella music… Every year since 1992 hundreds of albums are considered in this celebration of the best a cappella recorded around the planet… we aim to reward artists that create outstanding work and to promote innovation, creativity, and continued growth of the a cappella modality. Furthermore, we aim to foster the a cappella community by having its best and brightest participate in the CARA nomination and judging process.”
Nominees in other categories included YouTube sensation Peter Hollens (who collaborated with Vocal Point in this viral video) and winner of The Sing-Off’s third season (in which Vocal Point competed) Pentatonix.
View the full list of CARA Award Winners here.
Best Religious AlbumWinner: He Is Born, Vocal Point (Brigham Young University) Runner-up: Vol. 6: Thirteen, Six13
Best Religious SongWinner: “He Is Born” from He Is Born, Vocal Point (Brigham Young University)Runner-up: “I Need Thee Every Hour” from That Other Shore, Clef Hangers (University of North Carolina)
Best Male Collegiate SoloWinner: Ryan Innes: “He Is Born” from He Is Born, Vocal Point (Brigham Young University)Runner-up: Alex Mendez: “Safe & Sound” from Evolve, Reverb (Florida State University)
Best Holiday AlbumWinner: Yule Songs vol.II, Swingle SingersRunner-up: He Is Born, Vocal Point (Brigham Young University)
Best Holiday SongWinner: “The Kings” from Yule Songs vol.II, Swingle SingersRunner-up: “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen ” from He Is Born, Vocal Point (Brigham Young University)
Best Classical SongWinner: “Hildepunk” by Mix (University of Colorado Denver)Nominee: “Homeward Bound (single)” , Vocal Point (Brigham Young University)