Don't call us a choir - we're a vocal ensemble.
We like choral repertoire, but the word choir doesn't really scream rock and roll. Centuries-old music, piano accompaniment, tuxedos...
We are the PopTones Vocal Ensemble.
Like a choir, we're a group of singers performing beautiful and complex vocal harmonies, but that's about where the similarities end. Our concerts are filled with songs by the Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Michael Jackson, The Zombies, the Bee Gees, Radiohead, Fleet Foxes, and dozens of other artists in every modern genre of music. We wear skinny ties, jeans, and a bright pink shirt to get your attention. Our audiences don't sit and listen respectfully; they cheer and dance and sing along.
The PopTones are led by its co-creator duo, director Lisa "Dee" Perusse, a visionary conductor whose love of equal parts choral and rock music inspired the group's creation, and guitarist Jake Shenker.
Accompanied by a live rock band, PopTones concerts are made of dazzling vocal harmonies, powerful instrumentation, and a spirit of infectious fun.