Voctave is a chart-topping a cappella group known for gorgeous performances of Disney and Broadway hits—and the group will perform at the McCallum Theatre at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 10.

The 11-member group formed in the winter of 2015, with roots in the Walt Disney Entertainment world—but the group’s range does not stop there. From gospel music to musical theater, contemporary Christian to barbershop, pop music to choral specialties, Voctave voices have covered it all, both in and out of the a cappella realm. 

Members of Voctave have performed all over the world and can be heard on countless recordings. The group has performed with Grammy, Dove and American Music Award recipients including Sandi Patty, Pentatonix’s Kirstin Maldonado, Mark Lowry, David Phelps and Jody McBrayer.

Voctave has had more than 150 million social media views of their videos, and the group’s latest album, The Spirit of the Season, Deluxe Edition, reached No. 6 on the Billboard charts. Their previous album, The Corner of Broadway and Main Street Vol. 2, debuted at No. 3 on the iTunes charts. Voctave’s eight albums are digitally available on all platforms.

The driving force behind Voctave is Jamey Ray, who got his start in the Florida Boychoir; as a young man, he joined the first national touring company of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Today, in addition to being Voctave’s producer and arranger, as well as one of the 11 members, he’s a professor of music at Rollins College in Orlando, Florida. During a recent email interview with Hollywood Soapbox, Ray explained why Voctave settled on 11 members.

“It wasn’t necessarily an official plan,” he said. “When we first started out, I wanted only eight or nine people for what was planned as a studio group. But when we started performing live, we added another male voice and female voice—that brought us up to 11. And we found that’s the sweet spot. We can have a solo singer step out and have a full group behind them. We can have a duet step out and still have a full ensemble behind them. Having a smaller group would limit what I could do in the arrangements. With Voctave having 11 singers, we have no limits.”

Please note that proof of vaccination is required for entry into all McCallum Theatre performances. Masks must be worn at all times regardless of vaccination status. For updated information on health and safety protocols, please visit www.mccallumtheatre.com.
 
Tickets for this performance are priced at $75, $55 and $35. Tickets are available at www.mccallumtheatre.com or by calling the McCallum Theatre Box Office at (760) 340-2787. The McCallum Theatre, located at 73000 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert CA 92260, accepts payment by cash, personal check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.