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Group Featuring Hartt Alumni Advances on America's Got Talent
Hartt School alumnus and adjunct faculty member Colin Britt '07 and other Hartt alumni in the group 3 Penny Chorus and Orchestra have advanced to the next phase of competition on the hit television show, America’s Got Talent.
On Tuesday night's episode of the NBC talent competition, 3 Penny Chorus and Orchestra advanced to the live performance round, which will take place at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
3 Penny Chorus and Orchestra is an all-volunteer group led by Britt and Yale graduate Arianne Abela. Last fall, they created a YouTube sensation with a choral and orchestral version of Carly Rae Jepsen's pop hit, Call Me Maybe, which was arranged and orchestrated by Britt.
See the group perform their version of Call Me Maybe during their initial audition for America's Got Talent.
See the Facebook page for 3 Penny Chorus and Orchestra.
Britt received a bachelor’s degree in composition from the University of Hartford's Hartt School in 2007, went on to earn a master’s degree from Yale, and will be a doctoral candidate at Rutgers University beginning this fall. Also performing in 3 Penny Chorus and Orchestra is Britt’s new bride, Victoria Thornsbury Britt '09, a soprano who also is a Hartt alumna (voice performance and music education).
Other members of the ensemble with Hartt School connections include: Tucker Barney '13 (trumpet performance), trumpet; Danielle Heller '07 (horn performance), French horn; Doug Perry (Community Division student), percussion; Sarah Reed MM '10 (voice performance), soprano; Peter Scuderi '12 (clarinet performance and music education), clarinet; and Jakob Voychick '07 (trombone performance and music education), trombone.