Countermeasure

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Countermeasure is the new sound in vocal music, known for their sophisticated arrangements, seamless harmonies, lively performances and infectious energy.
Their dramatically choreographed show, where every song tells a story, has received standing ovations and critical acclaim worldwide. Featuring 14 of Canada’s top harmony singers, their genre-defying contemporary sound takes a cappella to the next level.Formed in 2010, Countermeasure is led by award-winning composer/arranger Aaron Jensen. The group performs original songs and reimagined standards ranging from Cole Porter to the Beatles, with a strong accent on pop and jazz arrangements. It’s a cappella singing at its best, incorporating innovative live looping, vocal percussion, and instrument sounds made by the voice. Their broad-based musical eclecticism has opened doors for the group to headline international contemporary choral concerts, play the main stage at jazz festivals, coerce club-goers onto dance floors and collaborate in esoteric interdisciplinary art projects. They have shared stages with everyone from a cappella giants Naturally 7 and The Swingle Singers to top 40 stars Corey Hart and Blue Rodeo.

Dubbed “The leading a cappella chorus out of Toronto” by the Washington (D.C.) Examiner, the group has won kudos from critics and fans alike. East Coast FM 107.6 (Edinburgh) gave them “*****(5 Stars),” and “This is a win for Canada” was the praise from Toronto’s G987FM Radio.
Countermeasure has been featured at high-profile jazz festivals, concert series, and galas, as well as on CBC Radio and TV, Global TV, Rogers TV and City TV, and CP24 TV. They are a founding artist of SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival, Canada’s premier a cappella festival. They have wowed audiences on two U.S. and several Canadian tours, and in the UK at London a Cappella Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, London-area theatres, and more. They performed the opening concert at the world-renowned Vocalmente Festival in Italy.