The Christmas tree in the Quad has been lit, the Christmas sweaters are beginning to make their appearances and our days are numbered before a layer of snow engulfs the campus. Boston College has even started to sell ($50) gift baskets and miniature Christmas Trees in Mac! If this doesn’t get you in the Christmas spirit, one thing surely can: Christmas music. Whether you have an affinity for Santa Baby or you prefer more classical Christmas songs, an upcoming Bostonians concert will definitely put you in the Christmas spirit.
The Christmas Café on Saturday, December 6 at 7 p.m. will showcase the Bostonians – BC’s oldest a cappella group – in Gasson 100.
“We are essentially debuting eight brand new songs this Saturday,” says Bostonians President Kelsey Woo, A&S ’15. “Whether you’re looking to dance in the aisles to Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake it Off’ or find yourself melting in your chair to the sounds of Sam Smith’s ‘I’m Not the Only One,’ I can pretty much guarantee you will hear something you love!”
The Bostonians have a large presence on campus and usually put on two or three concerts per semester, showcasing songs ranging from “No Diggity” by Black Street to “Lost in My Mind” by The Head and the Heart.
“We perform everything from pop, rock, hip-hop, country – you name it!” explains Woo. “We really pride ourselves on our versatility and our musicality.”
The Bostonians also like to perform off-campus and are constantly singing in competitions, weddings or other corporations that appreciate quality jamming.
“This year, the Bostonians were contacted by NBC’s Marketing team, who asked us to work with them and perform a ‘flash-mob’ at Faneuil Hall for Sunday Night Football,” Woo tells. “Last year, we sang as the opening act for Joan River’s one-woman show when she came to Boston at the Wilbur Theatre.”
It is this combination of experience and diversity that contribute to the spirit of the Bostonians. But what really sets them apart is their traditionalism, having been around for nearly 30 years.
“Now, that’s not to say there haven’t been many changes throughout the years,” Woo said. “But for the most part, we have always professionally recorded, travelled the country on our annual tour or chanted our group’s motto – ‘We Don’t Suck!’”
These experiences have really brought the members together, creating a sense of family within the Bostonians. This connection shines through their performances and is reflected in a genuine, passionate performance that will surely spark your Christmas spirit.
If you’re looking for some great music, a big dance party and a festive night, make sure to come and see the Bostonians this Saturday night!
If you’re interested in future Bostonian events, like their Facebook page to stay up to date with their performances!