Tag Archives: a capella

A Cappella Showdown: Ono vs. The Williams Octet

11011480_10206645853239595_3534852765161757716_nFrom Sara Dean ’17:

Come one, come all! The Williams Octet, Williams’ super cool ~Taylor Swift-approved~ a cappella group joins Onomatopoeia, Wesleyan’s sweetest ~hardest to spell~ all-female-identifying group for the most exciting concert Olin Library’s ever seen (sorry to the kids studying on a Friday night).

The rivalry ends for one night only…

Date: Friday, November 3
Time: 8:30 PM
Place: Olin library lobby
Facebook event

Silvernotes Auditions


Samuel Stern ’17 writes in:

Attention Wespeople! Do you sing? Are you able to carry a tune with OR without a bucket? Does the phrase “andante con moto” sound vaguely meaningful to you? If you answered “yes” to any of those, read on: the Silvernotes, currently Wesleyan’s newest acapella group, are holding auditions! If you’re free between 2 and 4 on Saturday or Sunday, or between 9 and 11 pm on Tuesday the 3rd, come by Exley 139 with a song and any music-reading skills you might have. If you’re not free at any of those times and still want to audition (especially if you’re a tenor or bass; we need that low range) then email sastern[at]wesleyan[dot]edu and we’ll see what we can do.

Dates and times:
Saturday, January 31st: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Sunday, February 1st: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Tuesday, February 3rd: 9:00pm – 11:00pm
Place: Exley, rm. 139

Audition for the Mixolydians!

From Ben Zucker ’15:

The Mixolydians, Wesleyan’s first (and only, and best-looking) student-run chamber choir, are holding auditions! Please come prepared to sight read (don’t worry, it won’t be too hard). Auditions will take place on Thursday, September 4th from 4:30 to 6:30, and Saturday, September 6 from 2:00 to 4:00, in room 110 of 41 Wyllys.

Dates: Thursday, September 4th and Saturday, September 6th, 2014
Times: 4:30-6:30PM and 2–4PM
Place: 41 Wyllys

Onomatopoeia Auditions

From Avery Peyton ’15:

Do you like to sing? Do you like to sing with other people? Do you identify as a lady?

If you answered yes to all of those questions you should come audition for Ono! We like harmonies, snacks, and long walks on the beach. Come sweep us off our feet Tuesday and Wednesday from 9-11PM in the Music Studios.

Date: Tuesday, September 2nd and Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
Time: 9–11PM
Place: Music Studios

A Mixolydian Jungle Expedition

Ben Zucker ’15 promises that no animals were harmed in the making of this concert:

There may or may not be sloths and there may or may not be tapirs, but 10273429_10152200234973402_3598399565938578022_n

there will most definitely be some amazing people singing some amazing
songs! Come take a break from studying for finals to hear us sing
music ranging from songs about death to songs about sex and songs in
different languages!! (what more could you ever want)


Date: Saturday, May 10

Time: 3-4 pm

Place: Memorial Chapel

“Living in Song” Workshops: A Residency by Dr. M. Louise Robinson, Dr. Shirley Mary Childress and Dr. Nitanju Bolade Casel, Members of Sweet Honey in the Rock


Sarah Bartholomew ’14 and the CFA invite you participate in this workshop series:

Join one of three unique workshop series, each with a member of Sweet Honey in the Rock. These three different workshops will run simultaneously, led by three of the five members of the Grammy Award-winning African American female a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock, currently celebrating their 40th anniversary season.

Each workshop series has a total of nine (9) sessions, which will be held from 7pm to 9pm on the following dates: Tuesday, March 25 through Thursday, March 27; Tuesday, April 1 through Thursday, April 3; and Tuesday, April 15 through Thursday, April 17, 2014.

More info after the jump!

SHOFCO Brings You Singing Grams!


From the beautiful senior ladies of SHOFCO:

This Valentines Day…

Woo your boo! Embarrass your homie! Prank your frenemie!

Buy a Singing Gram and a Wesleyan a capella group of your choice will come serenade your loved one!

All proceeds go to Shining Hope For Communities!

Date: Tomorrow, February 13
Place: Usdan table
Time: Lunch and Dinner

Mixolydians Auditions


Courtesy of the fiery Alex Fireman ’16:

The Mixolydians, Wesleyan’s first (and only) student-run chamber choir, are holding auditions this semester! Please come prepared to sight read (don’t worry, it won’t be too hard). Auditions will take place on Wednesday, January 29 from 6-8 pm and again on Thursday, January 30 from 6-8pm in 41 Wyllys Room 112.

Date: Wednesday and Thursday, January 29th and 30th, 2014
Time: 6–8 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Rm. 112

Onomatopoeia’s Final Concert


Coming your way from Alex Fireman ’16:

oh emm gee izz that time of the year again. As finalz approach (ew) and break is just around the corner (weee!), what better way to celebrate the end of the semester than with SINGING?!

That’s right ladayz and gentz, Ono’s final concert of the semester will be THIS Monday December 9th at 7PM at World Music Hall and we’d love for you to join us!

Bring yo’ fraandz, yo’ boyfz and gurlfz, yo’ long lost cousinz, people that yuh don’t even know, and all those in between. Hope to see yuh there!

Date: Monday, December 9th, 2013
Time: 7 PM
Place: World Music Hall
Cost: Free