As we have heard before, Avi Kaplan left the Acapella group Pentatonix but for their last hurrah, they gathered up for one last hug as a quintet with Avi Kaplan during their concert earlier this week in Vermont.

This concert marked their last ever performance together with Avi before he left the group. It can be recalled that his decision to leave the group was a great shock for everybody including the group.

On Twitter just moments after stepping off stage, he wrote:

“Tonight was my last show with PTX. it is a night I will never forget. It is the end of a chapter and the beginning of one, for me and for all of us. I can’t tell you how much I love and appreciate each and every one of you. The outpouring of love today and tonight has been beyond humbling. I’ll never ever have the words to truly express what you all mean to me. You all have made my dreams come true.

“I would’ve have imagined in a million years experiencing all I have and connecting with all the people I have. Every moment has been a blessing. As I leave this chapter, I want you to know that I’ll always do my best to bring light with my voice and music.

“I will put everything I have into what I do next. I will never forget all you’ve done for me and all of us in PTX. Maybe someday all 5 of us will sing together again like old times, but until then, I’m standing by. Always.”

Watch Pentatonix‘s final performance with Avi below:

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Don’t fret though he’ll still be up and about with his upcoming tour and he also has his own EP that came out. Avriel & the Sequoias is his debut album with the EP, Sage and Stone dropped on June 9th.

The EP “recall the sounds of modern indie folk artists” with the five tracks titled, “Sage and Stone”, “Quarter Past Four”, “Fields and Pier”, “Song For the Seeker” and “Sweet Adeline”.

“Folk music is everything to me; it’s where I come from; it’s home,” Avi shared. “It lifts me up. It inspires me. It intrigues me. And it heals me. I can only hope that the people who find it feel the same.”

Get a sneak peek of his EP below and stay tuned for more!

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I guess it’s really hard to let go of someone who has been a part of us and with whom we shared a lot with. Still, we all wish Avi the success with his new endeavor.