I have really exciting news!

I recently auditioned for Loyola’s co-ed a cappella group, Loyolacappella, and was fortunate enough to make it into the group! Anyone who knows me knows how much of an a cappella geek I am, so I really can not emphasize how ecstatic I am to get involved. I had my first rehearsal with the group on Monday, and they could not be more welcoming. It feels a little strange coming in half-way through the year, but I am joining with new other newbies, Allison and Dana, who are both very talented and friendly, which makes it easier.

It’s a little overwhelming to have to learn their entire repertoire so quickly, but in a two hour rehearsal, we learned two of the group’s arrangements (including an awesome cover of Lorde’s “Royals”). Today, I am leaving on a retreat with the group to Libertyville (a suburb about an hour away) so that we can learn the rest of the music, as well as the new songs we’ll be singing this semester. Our first concert is on Valentine’s Day, which is only a week away-kind of crazy to think about, but I am so pumped to start singing again. I apologize to my room mates, who have already been driven crazy by my constant warbling.

If you are into a cappella, there are actually four groups on Loyola’s campus you could audition for: the Acafellas, an all-male group; the Silhouettes, the female group; and Counterpoint, a new competitive group that was founded this semester. I would highly recommend to anyone with an interest in performing to audition for these groups. You do not need to be a music major to audition, so it’s a great way to explore interests outside of your major while you are in school.

I’ll finish with a post of one of my favorite of Loyolacappella’s old songs, a cover of “Samson” by Regina Spektor. Enjoy, and have a great weekend!


“Samson” by Loyolacappella


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