Danish a cappella group entertained, educated FCSD#1 students Monday

Basix member Niels Norgaard, center left, gave some conducting tips to LVHS choir director Jacob Gantz during a workshop with Valley Singers. (Photo by Bill Alley)

By Amy Russion, for county10.com

(Lander, Wyo.) – A Danish a cappella group, Basix, did a performance for Lander Middle School students Monday and then conducted three workshops with Lander Valley High School’s Valley Singers, Chorale and Women’s Chorus. What an incredible experience!

Basix was brought to town by the Lander Community Concerts Association and their school residency was coordinated by PALS (Promoting Arts in Lander Schools).
With a grand total of five international CARA (Contemporary A Cappella Recording) awards, including “Best European Album” and “Best Holiday Album,” the Danish vocal pop group Basix has proven themselves to be among the very best of a cappella groups worldwide.

Spanning pop, jazz, R&B, soul, and rock and blending strong original compositions with innovative arrangements of timeless songs, these six Danish vocalists continue to amaze an ever-increasing number of listeners around the world.

Basix got the audience participating in rhythmic clapping to accompany one of their pieces. (Photo by Bill Alley)

LVHS freshman Griffin Leemon (left) got some support for his solo by Anders Orsager. (Photo by Bill Alley)