Preview: Treble in Paradise hosts “Lights, Camera, Acapalooza”
Treble in Paradise’s 11th annual Acapalooza will feature seven a capella groups
Treble in Paradise will host its 11th annual Acapalooza event with seven groups set to perform in the Kay Spiritual Life Center on April 1 from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. In addition to Treble in Paradise, the other groups performing are AU’s On a Sensual Note, Pitches Be Trippin’ and Dime a Dozen, as well as George Washington University’s Troubadours, the GW Vibes, the University of Maryland Generics and Haverford College ‘Ford S-Chords.
Laura Cottrell, a sophomore in the School of Communications, served as the Acapalooza chair this year and organized the event. Cottrell’s position entailed picking the time, place, theme and decorations for the event as well as finding ensembles to perform. This year’s theme is “Lights, Camera, Acapalooza!” and groups are encouraged to wear their best red carpet attire.
“It’s easy to forget how much talent there is in the college a capella scene when you’re so focused on your own ensemble, so I’ve loved getting to check out so many groups from other schools,” Cottrell said. “It’s exciting that an event started by Treble has gained so much traction and has become the biggest annual a capella event at AU.”
For On A Sensual Note’s Patrick Kavanagh, a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Communications, this will be his fourth time participating in Acapalooza.
“My favorite part of the event is getting to hear songs that I haven’t listened to before being performed by all the extremely talented groups,” said Kavanagh. “Every group has its own individual blend, so it’s awesome to see how other all-male groups differ in style from us.”
Dime a Dozen’s musical director Sumita Tellakat also said that her favorite part of Acapalooza is getting to hear talented groups from other schools.
“I’ve been to Acapalooza three times and the best part for me is hearing all the amazing groups from our school and others,” said Tellakat. “Last year there was a group from UVA who had an insane bass, it was amazing and so inspiring.”
Cottrell added that Acapalooza is an amazing opportunity to hang out with friends from Dime, Pitches, and OASN as well as to make new friends in the guest groups.
“I think I love Acapalooza so much because you get to see how special music is, in the sense that you can form such strong friendships with others based on your common love of music,” said Cottrell.