March 16, 2017
Houghton Singers Pop A Capella Group to Perform
Houghton Singers will present a concert on Friday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Recital Hall. This concert is free and open to the public.
The performance will feature many musical genres, including jazz standard “Autumn Leaves,” the spiritually driven “Witness,” the sacred “Precious Lord,” and contemporary pop songs “Chandelier,” “Video Killed the Radio Star,” and “Radioactive.” The Houghton Singers recently returned from a tour of Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida, performing public concerts and offering workshops at Christian schools.
Michael Carpenter, a senior in Houghton Singers, states that “though our music is about a lot of things, sometimes strange or painful, the experience of working as hard as we can to be in harmony … is powerfully encouraging and bonding. We are a family, and I think that shines through whenever we perform.”
The Houghton Singers is a highly competitive and elite, audition-based ensemble that is comprised of 15 members, including music and non-music majors. Founded in 2013 at the Greatbatch School of Music as a high-level, mixed voice choir, Houghton Singers specializes in a cappella pop and hopes to engage with the current cultural trends explored within pop music through the lens of faith, while using music as a means of ministry and connection. The ensemble is modeled after Pentatonix, one of the most recognizable a cappella ensembles.