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A Capella Carnivella

By Meagan Cole

Music is a school-wide passion on campus, and several students had the opportunity to attend a unique experience last weekend. The various organizations of Roanoke College banded together to present A Capella Carnivella. These clubs included Looking for an Echo, the Roanotes, and Mainstreet.

On the afternoon of March 16, each singing group performed separately with their own pieces. Each arranged several different covers from current pop songs. Liesl Stach, a member of the Roanotes and Junior English major, said, “For example, Roanotes did Thrift Shop and Looking for an Echo did ‘Feeling Good’ by Michael Buble.”

The founder of the Roanotes and Junior Theatre major, Rachel Leach agreed, “As always, it was a great concert. James Madison University’s The Overtones put on a stellar performance, and it was great to meet a group from another college. It was an experience of a lifetime and it is such a pleasure to share the stage with so many talented singers.” Overall, the general response was positive.

Rachel and Liesl went on to say, “Mainstreet presents A Capella Carnivella annually with the help of Habit for Humanity to which all of our proceeds go,”and that “Mainstreet worked really hard to put it together.”

Roanoke College’s next music extravaganza is being performed by The Roanoke College Choir, the Oriana Singers, and many talented soloists on April 6th in Bast Gym at 7:30 PM.

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