Kettering Fairmont alumna Holly Gyenes was recently hired by Disney to be a founding member of their new professional touring a cappella group, D Cappella. To get an idea of this new group, here’s the description from the official casting call notice:
Disney Concerts is teaming up with a cappella legend Deke Sharon ("Pitch Perfect" music arranger) and Creative Director Jim Millan to create "D Cappella," a Pentatonix-style vocal performance show built around a 7-voice part group of performers (Soprano, Mezzo, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, Bass, and Vocal Percussion). "D Cappella" will present new, contemporary arrangements of Disney repertoire.
Holly is a former student of the KMS and KFHS choirs. During her time as a Firebird, Holly performed lead roles in the KMS and KFHS musicals, including Cosette in “Les Miserables.” Holly was a soprano in both Symphonic Chorale and Eleventh Hour. During Holly’s Senior year in Eleventh Hour, the group both released the studio album “Tightrope” and won a Gold Medal in the Champions Division of Pop Music in the World Choir Games.
After graduation, Holly attended the University of Dayton where she furthered her vocal study. She is a founding member of the professional group Vocalight and a staff member at Camp A Cappella. It was this depth of training that propelled Holly through over 1,500 auditions to the final cast of just 14. Music producer Deke Sharon said, “She’s simply spectacular! Kudos to an Ohio girl for delivering in the biggest casting office on Broadway!”
Congratulations to Holly on this amazing achievement! Stay tuned to this website and our social media for updates as to when and where you can see D Cappella on tour this year.