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Tonic Sol-fa performs July 29 at Spirit Lake

The award-winning a capella quartet started at St. John's University.

Award-winning a capella group Tonic Sol-fa performs at Sounds of Spirit Lake at 7 p.m. July 29, 2022 in Menahga.
Contributed / Ralph Kumpula
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Sounds of Spirit Lake presents a capella vocal group Tonic Sol-fa in concert, starting at 7 p.m. Friday, July 29 on the lakeshore in Menahga.

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Music, sunshine and lakeshore scenery combined Aug. 14 with an opportunity for freewill donations.

Tonic Sol-fa started at St. John’s University with lead vocalist Shaun Johnson, tenor and vocal percussionist Greg Bannwarth, baritone and percussionist/vocal percussionist Theo Brown, and bass Jared Dove. The group derives its name from the solfege system of naming the notes of the scale (do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti), which was developed to teach singing.

They have appeared on NBC’s “Today Show” and onstage with Jay Leno, Jeff Foxworthy and Weird Al Yankovic. They have released three television specials and were recently inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame.

One of the country’s most successful independent acts, they have sold 2 million copies of their albums and toured throughout the U.S. and abroad. Tonic Sol-fa has received multiple awards, and their DVD “The 12 Dogs of Christmas” was a seasonal bestseller.

The concert is free. Bring a lawn chair. The rain location is the Menahga School, one block east of the summer music festival’s lakeshore site.

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