Hello, Jacob Kitson
Meet Greater Vision’s new tenor. Actually, we’ve met him before, as the tenor for Tribute quartet, most recently of Harmony Honors fame - the guy who we last saw “prowling about the stage in a half-crouch, wagging his finger at us for emphasis, and generally behaving like a cross between an overheated televangelist and Cat woman.”
I honestly don’t recall if he sang well or not, but that’s been a decreasingly important requirement for his new job for some time now. And the more you think about it, the more logical this kind of pick is for Greater Vision. As they’ve been positioning themselves over the last decade or more, they’re a staple product that relies on familiar, predictable music and Gerald Wolfe. An up-and-coming star (not that there are very many of the tenor variety in sg right now and even fewer who’d fit with GV) would more than likely try to leverage his prominence with Greater Vision for the allure of “something better,” sooner rather than later. And regular personnel churn erodes the “familiarity” brand. Thus, pick someone young and train up a child in the way he will go etc.
I’ve heard Kitson has been a contender for other high-profile jobs, so clearly he’s had the attention of more than just Wolfe for some time now. Here’s hoping they see something in him that we couldn’t see at the Harmony Honors, what with our hands covering our faces, peering out with cringe-squinting eyes through finger slits. Still, the guy deserves the benefit of the doubt (and maybe there’s a decent vocalist beneath all those unbearable histrionics). So while this announcement certainly wouldn’t seem to signal that GV’s slide into predictability will be arrested, this also means there’s s plenty of room to be pleasantly surprised, right? Right?Email this Post