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The Great Northern Union Presents

Fil Your Soul

Thrilling A Cappella from GNU and The Filharmonic with Special Guests First Ave

Saturday, Apr 25 | 7:30 pm

$15 to $50


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We are sorry to have to announce that given the new CDC guidelines, all events at The O’Shaughnessy have been canceled or postponed for the next 60 days. That means that Great Northern Union “Fil Your Soul” performance will not take place on April 25 as scheduled. We are working with GNU and the Filharmonic to reschedule. More information about dates will be communicated in a future announcement.

We will be processing ticket refunds throughout the day today, and you should see an email confirmation of your refund from ETIX shortly.

In these difficult times, arts organizations and artists will be very hard hit. If you are able, please consider donating your refunded ticket price back to Great Northern Union. Please visit https://gnusings.com/donate

 to make your donation.

We are sorry for this inconvenience.


Thrilling A Cappella from GNU and The Filharmonic with Special Guests First Ave

Featuring The Filharmonic, of Pitch Perfect 2, The Sing-Off and The Late Late Show with James Corden

Join us for an evening of celebrating the power of raw, unaccompanied voices in song as one of the top barbershop choruses in the world, the Great Northern Union, plays host to one of the hottest national touring a cappella groups: The Filharmonic!

Plus: The reigning Land O’Lakes District quartet champs First Ave!

VOCAL LAB: Friday, April 24, 6:30-9:30pm.
In keeping with GNU’s tradition of reaching out to youth music communities, GNU and The Filharmonic will co-host Vocal Lab, a master class in modern a cappella singing! This three-hour session will feature on-stage discussions and breakouts on topics such as vocal production, beat-boxing, and song-arranging. Plus: a Q&A, tour posters and a meet-and-greet with The Fils!

Vocal Lab is available exclusively with a limited number of Premier Tickets and select student groups by invitation only.

Music Educators: Email outreach@gnusings.com to participate!


About the Artists

With Los Angeles as its home base, The Filharmonic is an a cappella group of Filipino-American youngsters who were featured in NBC’S hit musical competition, The Sing-Off. They are a band unique in their musical talent and cultural diversity, and with much to sing about. The five-piece vocal group made the semi-finals, joined The Sing-Off national tour, and was featured in the Universal Pictures hit movie, Pitch Perfect 2. They have since become a viral sensation after several appearances on The Late Late Show with James Corden. In 2016, The Filharmonic brought their uncommon blend of hip hop, pop and '90s nostalgia to more than 150 stages nationwide and was named the No. 1 college booked entertainment group of the year. They consist of vocalists Vj Rosales, Joe Caigoy, Trace Gaynor, vocal bass Jules Cruz, and beat boxer Niko Del Rey. 

What started as friendly, chance encounters at singing competitions in college eventually solidified into a harmonious group as the guys discovered their shared genuine chemistry, unparalleled love of music, and undeniable musical talent. Through social networking and a strong kinship to their Filipino culture, they have found their niche in the musical community. Though their passion for great music is on par, their combined talents come from a wide variety of backgrounds in the performing arts industry, including pop, a cappella, jazz, opera, theater, and classical. Together they honor their Filipino heritage through incredibly nuanced musical performances that are both moving and fun to experience. Currently, the guys can be found working hard on their music, videos and doing what they love most: performing. Ultimately the group aspires to work with the giants in the music industry and perform for the greatest audience in the world: you. To this end, they invite you to join them on this amazing journey they’ve embarked on as they work joyfully and tirelessly at their art.

Great Northern Union's mission is to change lives of audiences and singers alike by creating nearly flawless unaccompanied vocal music, performed with deep passion and great energy. We envision a world where all people are singing and everyone is listening. We believe such a world would be more harmonious in every way. In all that we do, we seek to promote a lifetime of singing among a diverse community.

Based out of the Twin Cities, Great Northern Union was chartered as a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society in 1985 and won its first Land O’Lakes District Championship that same year. Since then, the chorus has appeared on the BHS International Chorus Contest stage more than 20 times and placed in the top 10 each time, including eight top five medalist finishes. The GNU has had the honor of performing at a number of professional music educator association events in the region, including the American Choral Directors Association and Minnesota Music Educators Association conferences.

Plus: Our guests for the show includes First Ave Quartet, the reigning 2019 Land O'Lakes District Champions. Based out of Minneapolis, First Ave features past and present Great Northern Union members Eric Renz, Jay Fahl, Paul Tabone and Brent Haagenson. The quartet has been known to sing music from many genres, including barbershop, pop, gospel and jazz and is sure to connect with our audience in a big way!

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