DCappella, Disney’s New A Cappella Group, Gives a Dose of Disney Between Park Visits

Are you at home missing Disney? I know I am!

There are many ways to get your Disney fix between trips, one of which includes attending local Disney-related shows and events. It seems like if you look hard enough, there’s always something going on.

One event that I attended recently was a performance of DCappella, which Disney Music Group is calling its “new a cappella singing sensation.”

DCappella was formed by Disney along with Deke Sharon, who is acknowledged as a pioneer of contemporary a cappella style. Sharon worked on the Pitch Perfect films, and the televised singing competition The Sing Off, both of which helped to popularize a cappella in recent years.

DCappella is made up of seven diverse singers: Sojourner Brown (alto), Orlando Dixon (baritone, who was a finalist on “The Voice”), Morgan Keene (soprano, who performed in the national tour of Disney’s “Newsies”), Shelley Regner (mezzo, who appeared as Ashley in the “Pitch Perfect” films), Joe Santoni (bass), RJ Woessner (tenor), and Antonio Fernandez (vocal percussion). In fact, Walt Disney World visitors may recognize Fernandez as the vocal captain of the group American Music Machine, which performed for a time at Epcot.

The performance I saw took place at the Emerson Colonial Theater in Boston.

The performance first started off with two local openers, the first being a student group from Berklee College of Music called Upper Structure.

The next opening act was another local group from Boston, Women of the World.

After the two opening acts, DCappella came out and performed many great songs, some related to Disney Parks, and others related to Disney movies.

Known for doing new versions of favorites from the Disney songbook, they performed classics from The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, and Aladdin, and much, much more!

Adding to the fun, many guests at the show were wearing their favorite Disney attire, from shirts to mouse ears! I felt right at home, and missed Disney a little less.

This was a great show and I highly recommend checking DCappella out!  This was their very first tour in support of their debut album, which came out last November 16. The tour ran from January to March, but I’m sure that they will add more dates soon so that more people can see this amazing show! You can read more about them on their official site HERE.

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You can see DCappella’s Antonio Fernandez performing with American Music Machine at Epcot in this short clip:

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J. Scott Lopes is a long-time Disney fan who first went to Walt Disney World as a child in 1989, and has enjoyed traveling to Orlando ever since. He is interested in all things Disney Parks-related and is especially interested in the Walt Disney Imagineering division and all of the work and detail that they put into everything that they engineer.

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2 Replies to “DCappella, Disney’s New A Cappella Group, Gives a Dose of Disney Between Park Visits”

  1. Caught their amazing show in Cincinnati. From the opening note to the last chord of the encore they were amazing. Loved the way they combined two songs from Frozen and then, combined a song from Little Mermaid and one from Aladdin and they fit together so well. My favorite though was when they performed all of the sound effects, voices, and song from “The Big Bad Wolf”. Am looking forward to their next CD and tour.

  2. Such a talented group of performers! My family saw them in January & we were blown away by their voices. Such perfection as a group as well as individually! Hope to see them perform again.