YorVoice 2020 Champions Crowned!

August 31, 2020 Rita Whitney News 0 Comments

2020 YorVoice Band Champion See the Elephant and the Brass Peanuts

YorVoice 2020 Champions Crowned: Alyssa Colon and See the Elephant and the Brass Peanuts

York, PA – York County’s 2020 YorVoice champions have been crowned! See the Elephant and the Brass Peanuts from Menchey Music were awarded Live Band Champion with their performance of “I Want a New Drug” by Huey Lewis, and Alyssa Colon, sponsored by York Traditions Bank, took home Vocal Champion with her original composition, “Glittering Light”.  This year’s YorVoice competition was held virtually on YouTube and Facebook Live after being postponed from March until August.  Viewers tuned in from all over to watch 8 musical acts from York County compete for the title of YorVoice Champion, while raising money for the Cultural Alliance’s 2020 Resiliency Fund.  In total, the event raised over $14,000 for York County’s arts and culture community.

In what was a very close competition, judges awarded Jenny Parker’s performance of “Wild Horses” by the Rolling Stones as runner up-her second year earning that title.  Teagan Tatcher also took home the 2020 People’s Choice Award for receiving the most votes for her performance of “Breathe” by Anna Nalick.

“Even though we could not all be together in person, we could still be there to support one another virtually.  This has helped me learn more about who I am; that being a part of this is not about winning, but about challenging yourself;” stated Jenny Parker, 2020 YorVoice Runner Up.

The YorVoice mission is always to celebrate the arts and their impact on our community, as well as highlight local talent, and this year was no exception.  Every dollar raised for the Cultural Alliance Resiliency Fund this year will go toward ensuring that the future of York County is alive with arts and culture as we continue to face the challenges posed by the Covid-19 Pandemic.

A replay of the YorVoice event and all of the individual performances can be found at www.yorvoice.org.

Founded as a United Arts Fund in 1999, the Cultural Alliance’s annual campaign currently supports eight partner agencies that are essential to arts and culture in our community and over the last 20 years has invested over $10.4 million in cash and $2.2 million in in-kind support for the arts.   Under its new more inclusive and diverse operating model, The Cultural Alliance will be expanding its funding to further grow and strengthen arts and culture in York County.

For more information, call the Cultural Alliance at 717-812-9255, visit our website at www.culturalyork.org, visit the Cultural Alliance of York on Facebook, and follow @CulturalYork on Twitter.

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