Friday, March 30, 2012

Great a cappella music and a fundraiser for local schools

An a cappella music festival Saturday at Randolph College will raise money for music and art education programs in local schools.

“Acappelooza” will feature music from Randolph College’s own student music groups Songshine, Voices, and Touch of Harmony, with guest performances by the Sweet Tones from Sweet Briar College and Ball in the House, a professional group from Boston.

“We’re a group of students who wanted to put together a show for the community,” said Ja’el Daniely ’12, co-president of Songshine, Randolph’s all-female a cappella group. “We thought it would be a great idea to get out into The Dell and have an afternoon of fun and music.”

The event will kick off at 3 p.m. when Touch of Harmony, a singing ensemble focused on jazz music, takes the stage. Sweet Tones will sing at 3:40 p.m., followed by Voices, the College’s coed a cappella group, at about 4:10 p.m.

Ball in House will perform for about an hour starting at 4:45 p.m. Daniely said Ball in the House wowed the student community during an event last year, so Songshine invited them back for the community concert.
Songshine will take the stage for the last half hour of the show.

Admission to the event itself is free. Songshine and Voices will sell CDs, and several student groups around campus have volunteered to make baked goods and other items to sell for the fundraiser.