Published: Thursday, March 21, 2013
Updated: Thursday, March 21, 2013 23:03
Photo Courtesy of Amanda Scherb ‘13
Soulfege performs in the Farinon atrium.
“I could have sworn it was the radio for a second…” I overheard a faculty member say during the a capella concert Friday. I imagined the members of One Direction in the Farinon Atrium. Yet when I looked, it was none other than the Chorduroys, Lafayette’s all-boys a capella group, singing “You Don’t Know You’re Beautiful.” The performance, complete with boyish charm and hair flips, delighted the crowd.
The Chorduroys also sang “Afternoon Delight.” The cheesy and theatrical choreography only added to their likeability.
Soulfege, another of Lafayette’s three a capella groups, sang the majority of the concert songs. Among their six renditions, the “Black Balloon” cover of the Goo Goo Dolls was a favorite. “I personally love ‘Black Balloon.’ It is such a beautiful song and a lot of fun to sing,” said Soulfege president Amanda Scherb ‘13.
Scherb, along with Zach Benedetto ‘14, was a featured soloist for the song. The two sang effortlessly, but it was Benedetto’s smooth and calming voice that carried the performance.
Soulfege also sang “Insomniac,” a song that has been a signature since the group was created in 2003. “It’s a group favorite,” said Scherb.
Other songs included, “I Won’t Give Up,” featuring Jake Dunsmore ‘15, and “Little Bitty Pretty One” featuring Laura Floyd-Jones ‘13.
The performance was well-rehearsed, and it showed in each group’s presentation. “We typically rehearse 2 times a week for 2 hours each,” said Scherb.
One of the most impressive aspects of the concert was Soulfege’s beat-boxer, Ani Acopian ‘16, who laid down the beat consistently for every song.
Be sure to catch Soulfege for their A cappella Al Fresco concert coming up, and at their final concert during the last week of the semester.