The Accidentals are a freakily flexible vocal ensemble. You need doo-wop harmonies? Harmonically adventurous smooth as Kahlua singing? A classical chorus that will sight-read anything you throw at them? Simple oohs and aahs? Roof-raising god-fearing testimonial? Demonic monks? How about an all boys choir chanting in Latin? All this and more from one group.
For nearly thirty years Marcia’s primary musical focus was singing with the popular a cappella group The Accidentals, which she co-founded with several other members. The group recorded five CDs and won awards including Harmony Sweepstakes, 1995 National Champions, three MAC Awards for Best Vocal Group (1997, 2000, 2001), and a Back Stage Bistro Award for Best Vocal Group (1997).
The Accidentals’ performances spanned many genres, from the U.S. Premiere of Louis Andriesson’s De Stijl with the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Robert Spano, to a TV appearance on Dennis Leary’s Merry F!@$in’ Christmas for Comedy Central. The Accidentals performed in all six years of the annual holiday show, The Downtown Messiah at the iconic Greenwich Village club, The Bottom Line. In March 2009, The Accidentals’ song Many Voices was featured in the opening and closing ceremonies of the World Figure Skating Championship in Los Angeles.
With The Accidentals, Marcia has performed and/or recorded with musicians including: Ronnie Spector, David Johansen, The Persuasions, Keely Smith, Jane Siberry, Petula Clark, Catherine Russell, The Roches, Karen Mason, Rockapella, The Chordettes, The Swingle Singers, and Christine Lavin, and in venues including Alice Tully Hall (Lincoln Center), NJPAC (NJ), and St. John the Divine, Don't Tell Mama, The Triad, The Friars’ Club, Trinity Church, and Judson Memorial Church (all in NYC). Songs from their CDs have been featured in major films (Enemy Of The State, Get Carter) and network television shows (Spin City, JAG, Boston Public, Providence, Haven).