The Exchange at Cathedral Candlelight CabaretThe St. George Cathedral was host to an interesting and unique event, one we have never really seen before. The Cathedral is open to sharing its facilities with the community and it’s myriad talents. The pews were pushed aside and the piano moved to the center of the cathedral. Then tables and chairs were assembled around it like a true lounge setting. The performers moved up and down the aisles performing a wide spectrum of music.

Despite a hot night in the West Coast town, the audience was willing to get up and dance with the high-energy boys of The Exchange as they performed a short set off mic for the crowd. This last performance in Perth was unforgettable and The Exchange brought a contrast of style to a night of Fringe performances that filled the aisles.

The Australian Stage said:

“We were wowed by the impressive vocals of a Capella group The Exchange. The five young men from the US met on a television show and have been touring since August 2012. Their tone was smooth, the diction sharp, beat boxing incredible, and we were treated to interpretations of new music and old classics including“Waving Flag”, “Lonely Boy” and “Georgia”.” – Anna Locke

The West Australian reported:

“The Exchange – a US a cappella group who formed after appearing on NBC television singing competition The Sing-Off – are one act taking to the imposing stage of the cathedral.Singer Aaron Sperber said with its history dating back to performing religious works in churches centuries ago, a cappella (music without instrumental accompaniment) was a perfect fit, however he admitted performing there was “kind of crazy”. “It’s amazing to have so many interesting acts performing here and I think the venue will definitely challenge the audience,” he said.” – Lindsay McPhee