A cappella concert to benefit B.A.C.E.S

Alessandro Andreani, Writer

The University’s a cappella groups sang at the Campus Theatre to support the student-run international service organization Bucknell Advancing Communities, Educating, and Serving (B.A.C.E.S)., on Jan. 31.

There was a suggested donation of $5 and all proceeds went towards funding the B.A.C.E.S. annual service trip to the Dominican Republic.

The concert took place amid the Lewisburg community’s celebration of the Ice Festival downtown. University students as well as many Lewisburg residents attended the event to support the charitable cause.

The Offbeats opened the concert with their own arrangements of pop songs. Beyond Unison followed, performing new versions of classic songs. Then Two Past Midnight, the oldest a cappella group on campus, sang a wide selection of songs.

“Singing for charity is such a special thing, we all enjoy putting our voice out there for B.A.C.E.S. or other organizations, that are able to help other people,” Marcus Schenck ’16, a singer for Beyond Unison, said.

The Silhouettes also contributed to the success of the event, singing their renditions of popular songs. To conclude the evening, the Bison Chips serenaded the audience.

“I’ve come to this event for a number of years. I think they’re wonderful. It’s fun to hear them, and I was really interested in the voices that sounded instrumental,” University Title IX Coordinator Barbara Martin said.

“My life at Bucknell wouldn’t be the same if I weren’t in an a cappella group. That’s where I made most of my close friends. It was a great introduction to music also,” Darren Kusar ’16, a singer for Two Past Midnight, said.

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