Recap: Campus School a cappella benefit concert

On Thursday night, Jan. 24, the a ca-people of Boston College teamed up to create some beautiful music in support of the Campus School. The Boston College Campus School is a program that educates disabled students between the ages of 3 and 21. Donations were collected through a bake sale, which featured delicious treats like Georgetown cupcakes (the peanut butter and chocolate ones may or may not have been out-of-this-world delicious).

Photo by Samantha Costanza/Gavel Media

Photo by Samantha Costanza/Gavel Media

The evening started off strong with The Sharps, BC’s all-female a cappella group. They definitely brought the girl power, opening the show with Carrie Underwood’s sassy anthem, “Cowboy Cassanova.” Next up were The Voices of Imani, who shook the floor with their crazy-powerful spiritual vocals. By the end of their set, everyone was clapping along.

Photo by Samantha Costanza/Gavel Media

Photo by Samantha Costanza/Gavel Media

The Bostonians may be BC’s oldest co-ed a cappella group, but that definitely does not mean their music is stale. In fact, they showcased their incredible vocal prowess with some of today’s hottest songs by Kelly Clarkson and Mumford and Sons.

Next up were The Acoustics. They pumped the energy up as high as it could go, absolutely rocking one of the most popular songs on today’s charts: “Some Nights” by fun. The real show-stealer was freshman Ben Seo. He sang a flawless, chilling rendition of Radiohead’s “Creep.” Every jaw in the room dropped to the floor in awe.

Photo by Samantha Costanza/Gavel Media

Photo by Samantha Costanza/Gavel Media

The Beats also showcased some immense talent with their intricate riffs and soulful sound. The Dynamics followed with a set that was a definite crowd-pleaser. They got the crowd doing their best awkward-wiggle-dance in their seats with a mash-up of “We Found Love” and “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.” They closed with a classic Justin Timberlake throwback, “What Goes Around Comes Around.” With those smooth vocals, who wouldn’t love some JT to warm them up on a frigid Thursday night?

Finally, The Heightsmen closed out the show with their boyish charm. They kept it classic with songs like “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” and “Come Fly With Me.” Tackling Frank Sinatra is an extremely difficult task but if anyone can do it, it’s the boys of The Heightsmen. The final song was an adorable rendition of “My Girl,” sung to a very lucky girl in the audience.

Overall the show was a huge success, raising money for a great cause and providing an exciting evening of a cappella entertainment.

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