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Win tickets to Straight No Chaser

INS126349Before Pentatonix, there was Straight No Chaser. The male a cappella group was formed from students at Indiana University and made a name for itself with a cappella versions of contemporary pop songs. It was all very “Glee.”

The 10-member group is currently on tour in support of its second album, “Under the Influence,” which was released in May (there’s also a Christmas version). They will be in town performing 7 p.m. Sunday at the Saroyan Theatre. Singer songwriter (and contestant on season four of “The Voice”) Caroline Glaser opens the show. You can read our interview with Glaser in the paper on Friday.

We have two tickets to the show to give away to one lucky Beehiver. To enter to win, leave a comment on this post and tell us the song you’d like to hear done “a cappella.” Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday.

Please don’t enter more than once. Winners will be chosen at random and notified via email Thursday night. So check your email if you entered. Reminder: Because there are physical tickets, you will need to pick them up at The Fresno Bee office (1626 E. St.) during business hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m.). Complete rules on the jump.

Only readers who submit a comment on this post are eligible. Winners will be picked at random. Recipients will be notified by e-mail at the end of each giveaway period. No substitutions or transfer of winners/prizes. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Some prizes may have due dates for redemption/use. Employees and immediate family of The Fresno Bee, and any/all of the participating giveaway sponsors, are not eligible to win. By accepting a giveaway, recipient consents to allow the use of his/her name and/or photograph for advertising or similar promotions without further compensation. Winner releases all sponsors of liability regarding use and enjoyment of the prizes. Tax liabilities and insurance, if any, are sole responsibility of the winner. No purchase necessary to win.

Responses to "Win tickets to Straight No Chaser"

Jim T. says:

As an Indiana University grad I can attest to how good and how loved this group is. Even if you aren’t a fan of the genre you will be of the talent.

sheri smith says:

Straight No Chaser, You are incredible….My daughter loves to sing and appreciates good music. I would love for her to have the honor of hearing you in person:)

Ernie says:

I think “Royals” by Lorde would sounds pretty good a capella; and maybe something by Bruno Mars.

Josh Tehee says:

You should look up Pentatonix, then. They do a version of “Royals.”

Bianca Alejandra Prieto says:

I agree I love that song “Royals” by Lorde/Lordes. ☺️

Barry Falke says:

I would love to hear a great version of Simple Minds Don’t You (forget about me)

Kay Forbes says:

My daughter and I love this group and own most of their records. We’d love to hear the 12 days of Christmas–the SNC version.

Joan Levie says:

I would love to hear them sing Amazing Grace. Their harmonics are georgeous.

Lisa says:

I would love for them to do “somebody I used to know”. I think the back beat would be interesting hear using just voices.

Denise says:

I think it would be fun to hear Blurred Lunes or Wrecking Ball.

Denise says:

And by lunes, I meant lines.

Lynn Derfelt says:

Loved them the last time I saw them! Have all their albums. It is a very entertaining show!

Roberta Barton says:

Would love to hear “Longest Time” by Billy Joel. A lot of his music was made for a capella!

Carrie says:

Love this group!

Gina Leong says:

I know it’s done all the time but I’d love to hear Bohemian Rhapsody!

Pamela Thomas says:

I love this group. I always watch their specials on PBS and I own their 1st three CDs. Would love to see them in person!!

Ron Neithinger says:

Any Christmas song such as Do you hear what I hear.

Christine says:

I would like to hear Wagon Wheel by Darius Rucker.

emilio says:

Never saw them, but i would very much like to see them, so i could see for myself how good they are.

Toran Manny says:

My family and I have been listening to their Christmas music non-stop! I’d love to hear 12 days of Christmas by them! Absolutely LOVE their version of the song!!

carrie says:

Even though it will be after Christmas, I’d love to hear their version of “The 12 Days of Christmas”!

Ron says:

“Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” is a beautiful song. Also “Amazing Grace” and of course “Hallelujah” from the CD “Under the influence”

Amy says:

Something by Elvis Presley……maybe A Little Less Conversation.

Lisa says:

I would like them them to sing some holiday classics like silent night.

Mary says:

I love Straight No Chaser! Such great voices! Would love
to see them. I especially love “the Lion Sleeps Tonight”

Lana McAllister says:

Oh my goodness!!!! Absolutely love Straight No Chaser and NEED to hear them in person!
Pick me pick me!

Kelly H says:

I would love to hear Carol of the Bells (yes i know it’s past christmas but I love their version of this carol!!!)

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