Pentatonix to headline at GC San Antonio

Pentatonix released holiday album "That's Christmas to me" in late 2014 .  The album was certified platinum by Christmas Eve.
Pentatonix (Kevin Olusola on far right) released holiday album “That’s Christmas to me” in late 2014 . The album was certified platinum by Christmas Eve.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Wildly popular a capella group Pentatonix has been booked to perform at this summer’s July 2-11 General Conference session in San Antonio. The group, formed in 2011, catapulted to fame the same year by winning NBC’s third season of The Sing-Off. Pentatonix, loved for their pop-infused a capella arrangements of songs, is especially popular with Seventh-day Adventists due to the presence of Adventist group member Kevin “K.O.” Olusola.

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Olusola, 26, the beatboxer of the vocal band, was recruited to Pentatonix after making a name for himself by developing the art of celloboxing (playing cello and beatboxing simultaneously). A practicing Seventh-day Adventist, Olusola is the reason Pentatonix does not perform on Friday nights.

The group was invited to sing at the General Conference session by representatives from the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists. The NAD posted a Wall Street Journal article about the group’s chart topping success in December 2014, highlighting the fact that the group does not perform on Friday nights in respect of Olusola’s faith. The post drew over 5,000 likes and 1,400 shares.

“We really are from Arlington, not San Antonio, but it will be fun to come home to Texas and sing for such an international crowd in the Alamodome,” said the group’s baritone, Scott Hoying. “Kevin tells me Adventists are big on a capella so we are looking forward to singing with you folks.”

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“While we don’t usually perform on Friday nights we’ll make an exception for the General Conference,” said Olusola of the group’s concert on Friday, July 3. “This is for church after all.”

When asked what the group will perform, Olusola said that, among other songs, the group was working on their own version of Don’t Forget the Sabbath. “Don’t worry, we are an a capella group, there won’t be a drum set in sight,” quipped Olusola.


9 Comments

  1. Ray Kraft

    They sound great . . . I just worry that they move a little too much . . . some Adventists may think they’re almost dancing . . . in church? on Friday night?

    Woe are we!

  2. Humble Before God

    I have a theory that God assembled this group to teach many Christians to cast away their sin of Judgment. You have incredible talent assembled: A Seventh-day Adventist, a combo Jew/Christian (Avi celebrates both), a Catholic, and two gay men. They PRAY BEFORE EVERY CONCERT. They have brought more joy to more people than many so-called “godly people” who sit in judgment. They have even visited Children’s hospitals to bring joy to sick children.

    Pentatonix in prayer before a recent concert: https://instagram.com/p/zjRjS2CZ0x

    There is so much hatred in Christianity these days, particularly of homosexuality. The fact is, not once did Jesus mention homosexuality, though he often talks of love and not judging. It is shameful that many Christians quote Leviticus, while conveniently leaving out the parts of Leviticus that are so-called ‘not relevant anymore’, such as “All who curse their father or mother must be put to death. They are guilty of a capital offense.” or “A priest’s daughter who loses her honor by committing fornication and thereby dishonors her father also, shall be burned to death.”

    I truly believe God has sent this group to teach Christians to cast away all the hate in their heart that we see so much of these days. I hope church leadership sees the diversity of Pentatonix and recognizes the message. How much more obvious does GOD need to make it?

  3. Chelle

    I LOVE YOUR SARCASM Barely Adventist! It gets people every time!!!! I need to write for you guys….
    Title of my blog for your page: GC tells NAD “Get out”. Why the NAD is really leaving the GC Building.

  4. John Flynn

    Please note that this “news article” is written with “tongue in cheek” for purposes of humor and satire. “All characters appearing in this blog (or comments) are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.”

  5. Arewa

    have u eva wondered y sickness,deseases and misfortune befall us. because we lyk doing d wrong tins even wen we knw they are wrong, y should d issue of gay even b a subject? people nw no longer fear God. if u knw u ar one pls bear in mind dat dat was nt Gods original plan 4 mankind, so repent 4rm ur wrong, else D same way God poured His wrath on sodom and gomorah will extend 2 u. {when U Knw D Ryt tin 2 do and fail 2 do it, 2 u its sin}. God Created man and woman, nt man nd man. wen Jesus was coming 2 dis world, y did He come thru a womans womb mery,. He wud have come thru josephs womb abi?

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