DCAF Preview 2013

For those of you who don’t have friends in a cappella groups incessantly pressuring you to buy tickets to DCAF, 4E’s got you covered with a quick rundown of the event.

The DC A Cappella Festival (DCAF) is an annual fall concert held in Gaston Hall over two weekends, hosted by the Georgetown GraceNotes and the Georgetown Phantoms. The programs feature songs ranging from oldies to rock to pop, so there’s something for everyone.

This weekend’s performance (November 2nd) hosted by the GraceNotes will feature Georgetown groups like the Phantoms, Superfood, the Chimes, and two guest groups, the University of Maryland’s Generics and Villanova’s Spires.

Next weekend (November 9th) hosted by the Phantoms will feature the GraceNotes, Saxatones, Capitol G’s, as well as the NYU N’Harmonics and the Yale Whiffenpoofs. The groups will premiere brand new songs, so you’ll definitely want to go at least one night for an awesome performance.

Tickets are only $8 for students ($10 general admission) and can be bought from the GraceNotes and the Phantoms in Red Square from 10am-4pm during the two weeks before the shows, or online here. The second show is notorious for selling out early after people realize they missed the first weekend, so buy your tickets today and don’t miss out on one of the best a cappella performances of the year!


ctm preview

Who’s ready for a Riff-Off, Georgetown style? Okay, though perhaps not as aggressive as Pitch Perfect a capella concerts, the 40th annual Cherry Tree Massacre is about to take over the weekends in February and showcase what “a capella” really means here at Georgetown! Come out and enjoy music that will range from your favorite oldies to your favorite Billboard hits and have fun with your friends!

The campus is covered with many a capella groups, all with different varieties and tastes in music. Here’s your chance to experience, compare and enjoy the musical styles of all the different groups and to simply enjoy a long-standing tradition here at Georgetown. There will be performances by our very own Capitol G’s, Chamber Singers, Gracenotes, Phantoms, Saxatones, Superfood and the event’s host, the Georgetown Chimes.  Fortunately for those who are either swamped with work or can’t seem to find the time (which is pretty much the whole student body), the Cherry Tree Massacre will be held in Gaston Hall at 7:30 pm on four separate occasions: February 1st, 2nd, 8th and 23rd. Make sure you get yourself and a couple of friends to one of these events! Buy a ticket in Red Square anytime Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or you can reserve a ticket online here. Tickets are on sale for $10 at Red Square, and $12 online and at the door.

We all know that there exists certain requirements one must complete to essentially be a true Hoya. Well, I’m telling you now, going to the Cherry Tree Massacre is one of them, so get a ticket before you are shunned as an outsider on campus for eternity. Okay, that won’t happen, but seriously, don’t miss out on the fun! See you there! Time for some aca-fun!

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