Emory Students Celebrate a Decade of Singing A Cappella for a Cause "Barenaked Voices" Tenth Annual Emory Student A Cappella Celebration

March 11, 2013

ATLANTA- Emory University's strongest voices join together as student-led a cappella groups combine with the Emory Concert Choir for "Barenaked Voices," a night of vocal performance benefitting Active Minds at Emory and Emory Helpline, Friday, April 5 at 7 p.m. in the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts.

"Barenaked Voices," along with the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and over the past decade has grown into a highly anticipated annual celebration for the Emory community. The concert, hosted by Eric Nelson, director of choral studies, features the Emory Concert Choir alongside Emory's six a cappella groups: AHANA A Cappella, known for its focus on R&B music; Aural Pleasure, Emory's oldest co-ed a cappella group; ChaiTunes, Emory's Jewish a capella group, Dooley Noted, a service-oriented group; the Gathering, an all-female group; and No Strings Attached, Emory's all-male a capella group. For the event, each group will perform various selections from their own repertoires and join together for a rare showing of the breadth of Emory's a capella talent in a hundred-voice strong grand finale.

In addition to being a well-loved Emory tradition, proceeds from the concert benefit two of the Emory University Student Counseling Center's integral programs; Active Minds at Emory, a student-run mental health advocacy group and Emory Helpline, a telephone counseling and referral service providing anonymous peer counseling and confidential support to members of the Emory Community.

"Barenaked Voices" is Friday, April 5, at 7 p.m. at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA, 30322. Tickets are $5 and all proceeds benefit Emory Active Minds and Emory Helpline. For more information, visit www.arts.emory.edu or call the Emory Arts box office at 404-727-5050.

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