For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Sarah Maggelet Executive Director (805) 541-6797

Vocal Arts Ensemble to Swing Into Summer June 7 and 8

San Luis Obispo, CA (May 21, 2014) —The San Luis Obispo Vocal Arts Ensemble will be ushering in the season of summer in style, holding two concerts entitled “Summer In Song” in San Luis Obispo on June 7 and in Cambria on June 8, both at 3:00 PM. Highlights of the program include songs by acclaimed choral composers Eric Whitacre and John Rutter plus popular favorite, “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Simon & Garfunkel. Experience many more traditional songs, contemporary tunes and pop favorites sung by over 50 adults on stage with instrumental accompaniment and several soloists.

A World-Class Ensemble For the last 37 years, the Vocal Arts Ensemble has been regarded as a community treasure of California’s central coast, regularly entertaining audiences with a variety of concerts in and around San Luis Obispo County. The group has also become highly regarded beyond our shores, winning friends, acclaim, and awards in international choral festivals. Tours have included the British Isles, Russia, Poland, Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Hungary,the Czech Republic, Argentina, Uruguay, Sweden, Norway and Canada.Over the years, numerous singers with Vocal Arts have also been successful professional performers. Others are dedicated amateurs who may be seen performing a variety of noteworthy“day jobs” in the community. A beloved mainstay of the Ensemble is its primary accompanist,Barbara Hoff, who was formerly the principal keyboardist with the SLO Symphony. The group’s founder, Gary Lamprecht, is well known as an inspiring teacher, leader, and visionary in the world of choral music , and who recently was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award from the American Choral Director's Association.


MEDIA ONLY: To learn more about the Vocal Arts Ensemble, please contact Executive Director Sarah Maggelet at (805) 541-6797 or Website is,

*****************************************************************************Concert Times and Ticket Information- FOR CALENDAR LISTINGS

Saturday, June 7, 2014 3:00PM United Methodist Church-

1515 Fredericks Street,San Luis Obispo

Sunday June 8, 2014 3:00PM Community Presbyterian Church-2250 Yorkshire Ave, Cambria

Tickets: $40 Premium Reserve Seating (UMC show only)$30 Reserve Seating$20 Student Reserve SeatingOrder tickets online at or call 805-541-6797