Northborough/Southborough – Two graduates of Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) are featured, along with the rest of their six-person a cappella group, The Hexachords, in Season 2 of the hit Pop TV docuseries, “Sing It On.” Xander Teplansky (class of 2012) and Linnea Henningson (class of 2014), were both active in the music program at ARHS and former members of Algoncapella, the high school’s a cappella group.
“The music program at ARHS provided a great foundation for my music career,” said Teplansky. “It opened the door to so much, from performing in one of the top marching bands in the country at UMass Amherst, to performing with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus at Tanglewood and Holiday Pops concerts at Symphony Hall.”
“And now we have the opportunity to reach a much larger audience through Pop TV and ‘Sing It On,’” added Henningson. “The Hexachords have a lot of music to share with the world, and the show is a great stepping stone.”
The Hexachords, a six-person a cappella group from UMass Amherst, is one of four featured groups in season two of the hit Pop TV docuseries, “Sing It On.” The show will air on Wednesdays beginning July 27 for eight weeks. “Sing It On” follows teams as they compete to win the International Championship of Collegiate a Cappella, and boasts international music star, John Legend, as its executive producer.
“‘Sing It On’ will introduce The Hexachords and our music to a tremendous fan base of a cappella enthusiasts, and we are all really excited to be a part of it,” said Craig Simonetti, The Hexachord’s founder and music director. “Last year’s season of ‘Sing It On’ was a huge launch pad for Northeastern University’s Nor’Easters, and we’re hoping that it will do the same for us.”
The Hexachords is comprised of six UMass Amherst students, including Craig Simonetti, a graduate of Salem High School, Alexander Teplansky and Linnea Henningson, both graduates of Algonquin Regional High School, Katy Geraghty, a graduate of Gloucester High School, Matt Chastain, a graduate of Vernon Township High School (New Jersey), and Brandon Heatherington, a graduate of Uxbridge High School.
The Hexachords are currently recording their first full-length album, which is set for release in September.