Choir performs at A Cappella Showcase
Chamber Singers, Menâ€™s Ensemble and Rhapsody in Blue performed at the A Cappella Showcase Friday, Feb. 1.
A capella is a type of music in which performers sing without instrumental accompaniment. By performing a capella pop songs, the three choir groups hope to raise money while showcasing the choir program.
â€śWeâ€™re trying to start something new and no one around here does [a capella], so that makes our performance special,â€ť Chamber Singers senior Sarah Bai said. â€śMy favorite part of performing with chamber [was] the group dynamic. It was a lot of fun to perform with them.â€ť
Menâ€™s Ensemble performed songs such as â€śToot-Toot-Tootsieâ€ť by Al Jolson and â€śGoodnight Sweetheart, Goodnightâ€ť by The Overtones. Rather than dressing up in their normal concert attire, Menâ€™s Ensemble decided to dress up in jeans and a T-shirt, reflecting the hipster aesthetic of the performance.
â€śWeâ€™re dressing up casually and weâ€™re singing pop, and that makes the concert a time of having fun,â€ť Menâ€™s Ensemble senior Bryan Ybarra said. â€śWe [performed] decently. It couldâ€™ve been better, but it couldâ€™ve been worse. We just have to work on being more confident.â€ť
Rhapsody in Blue members sang â€śWake Me Upâ€ť by Avicii and â€śGold Foreverâ€ť by the Wanted.
â€śHearing a recording of Rhapsody, I felt like we were good because we were loud and had good pronunciation, which I felt like made our singing sound better,â€ť Rhapsody in Blue senior Molly Tseng said. â€śMy favorite part of performing was just being able to sing. It was just nice to find an outlet.â€ť
Chamber Singers performed various pop songs including â€śFeel it Stillâ€ť by Portugal. The Man, â€śMr. Sandmanâ€ť by The Chordettes and â€śCrazy Little Thing Called Loveâ€ť by Queen.
â€śI feel like a capella is one of those things where you can sing to it and groove,â€ť Bai said. â€śWith other kinds of concerts, we donâ€™t get the musical freedom to do that.â€ť
By Andrew Kim, Staff writer
Photo by Isaac Le