Vox Fortura, semi-finalists on ‘Britain’s Got Talent,’ coming to Turnage Theatre

Published 6:41 pm Friday, March 1, 2019

Vox Vortura will perform at the Turnage Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on March 21.

The group, recent semi-finalists on Britain’s TV show “Britain’s Got Talent,” is that nation’s new classical crossover group. Described by fans as the next Il Divo, Fox Vortura brings classical vocals back into the mainstream.

The Beaufort County Concert Association presents the concert.

Single tickets for this one-time performance are $40. The only available seating will be in the balcony. Take note there is no elevator, only stair to access the balcony.

“This is Vox Fortura’s first U.S. tour. The group has been together since 2016, and was launched on that season of ‘Britain’s Got Talent,’” said Erika Finley, publicity/marketing coordinator with Live On Stage, in an email to the Washington Daily Near.

This show-stopping group brought to the “Britain’s Got Talent” competition a powerful display of vocal panache and sheer class. “Filling every wow-factor performance with personality and style, their ability to perform almost any era or genre of music in their iconic crossover style touches on everything from Elgar and Bizet’s “Pearl Fishers” to David Bowie, John Legend and Ed Sheeran,” according to a news release.

“That was a masterful presentation … you stirred so many feelings in me. You are BGT’s dream ambassadors,” said Amanda Holden of “Britain’s Got Talent.”

Alesha Dixon, of “Britain’s Got Talent,” said of Vox Fortura: “Polished to perfection.”

The next Beaufort County Concert Association’s concert will feature Dr. Ron Tynan at 7:30 p.m. on April 2 at the Turnage Theatre, where the association presents its concerts.

Tynan, an orthopedist, is known for his versatile range of repertoire, which includes selections from the operatic, oratorio, concert and pop music genres. Tynan’s music training occurred at the Leinster School of Music and Drama in Dublin, Ireland, and continued at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England, earning a post-graduate diploma in voice. In 1998, he became a member of The Irish Tenors, a group with whom he continues to tour with today.

“From his opening number to his encore, every song was a thrilling experience,” said Ron Forman with Cabaret Scenes.


About Mike Voss

Mike Voss is the contributing editor at the Washington Daily News. He has a daughter and four grandchildren. Except for nearly six years he worked at the Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg, Va., in the early to mid-1990s, he has been at the Daily News since April 1986.
Journalism awards:
• Pulitzer Prize for Meritorious Public Service, 1990.
• Society of Professional Journalists: Sigma Delta Chi Award, Bronze Medallion.
• Associated Press Managing Editors’ Public Service Award.
• Investigative Reporters & Editors’ Award.
• North Carolina Press Association, First Place, Public Service Award, 1989.
• North Carolina Press Association, Second Place, Investigative Reporting, 1990.
All those were for the articles he and Betty Gray wrote about the city’s contaminated water system in 1989-1990.
• North Carolina Press Association, First Place, Investigative Reporting, 1991.
• North Carolina Press Association, Third Place, General News Reporting, 2005.
• North Carolina Press Association, Second Place, Lighter Columns, 2006.
Recently learned he will receive another award.
• North Carolina Press Association, First Place, Lighter Columns, 2010.
4. Lectured at or served on seminar panels at journalism schools at UNC-Chapel Hill, University of Maryland, Columbia University, Mary Washington University and Francis Marion University.

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