A-Men, A-Ladies perform winter concert

Ellie Marshall
Podcast Editor

Sean Mullins
Technology Columnist

A cappella groups, A-Men and A-Ladies, performed on Friday Dec. 8, in the auditorium from 7 to 9 p.m.. They were accompanied by the Missouri State a cappella group, A Cub Bella.

Friday’s concert raised funds for A-Men and A-Ladies, which will go towards equipment, songs and field trips.

Roughly 600 people attended the concert, which is the largest audience the a cappella groups have had for a winter concert. Various songs were performed, including “The Night We Met” by Lord Huron.

“We sang all types of songs, slow and kind of sad or upbeat and happy songs,” sophomore Peyton St. James, A-Ladies performer, said.

“We sang a mix of a little bit of everything so that the audience could enjoy a variety of music,” senior Claudia LeSage, A-Ladies performer, added.

In addition to new songs, the groups performed songs from past years, such as “Why Georgia” by John Mayer and “Valerie” by Amy Winehouse.

“It was cool to see the same songs that the alumni performed,” junior Zoe Schultz, who saw the concert, said. “I really liked the choreography for all of the sets.”

On Sunday, the a cappella groups performed at the St. Louis Art Museum. While Friday’s concert raised funds for both groups, Sunday’s concert was meant to give new members experience in performing.

“It’s good to have more experience, so that’s why having gigs at new locations and with new people who wouldn’t normally see us is useful,” sophomore Quinn Coffman, A-Men performer, said.

A-Men and A-Ladies are currently preparing for their upcoming A Cappella Extravaganza event on May 11. The concert will include every song the groups have performed this year, as well as skits and videos.


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