Emory students perform a cappella for a cause

March 3, 2020

(ATLANTA) - The Schwartz Center for Performing Arts presents Emory University’s student led a cappella groups joined by Emory Concert Choir in “Barenaked Voices,” an evening of musical celebration benefiting Active Minds at Emory and Emory Helpline, Thursday, March 26 at 7 p.m. in Emerson Concert Hall.

The 17th annual presentation of this beloved tradition features over 100 students from Emory Concert Choir and eight a cappella groups: AHANA A Cappella, known for its R&B focus; Aural Pleasure, Emory’s oldest co-ed group; ChaiTunes, a culturally Jewish a cappella group; Dooley Noted, a service-oriented group; The Gathering, an all-female identifying group; No Strings Attached, an all-male group; Oxapella, Oxford College’s a cappella group; and Suri, a South Asian a cappella group. Returning for the second year, Oxapella joins the other groups as each perform selections from their repertoire showcasing the vocal virtuosity of Emory’s a cappella community. For the concert’s finale, groups perform a student-arranged piece in a remarkable display of a cappella vocal and composition talent. 

Proceeds from the concert benefit two of Emory University’s Student Counseling Center programs: Active Minds at Emory, a student-run mental health advocacy group, and the Emory Helpline, a telephone counseling and referral service providing anonymous peer counseling and confidential support to members of the Emory community.

 “Barenaked Voices” is Thursday, March 26, at 7 p.m. in the Emerson Concert Hall of the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts (1700 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA, 30322). Tickets are $5 and available through the Schwartz Center Box Office at schwartz.emory.edu, in person, or by calling 404-727-5050 Monday – Friday, 12 – 6 p.m.

The Schwartz Center for Performing Arts is committed to providing performances and facilities accessible to all. Accommodation requests should be made at least 24 hours in advance of the event to the box office at 404.727.5050, or by email at boxoffice@emory.edu.