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The Georgetown Chimes is hosting two more showings of its annual a cappella festival, the Cherry Tree Massacre, on Feb. 11 and Feb. 25 in Gaston Hall.

Cherry Tree Massacre 2017

February 10, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The Cherry Tree Massacre, a four-showing a cappella festival hosted every spring semester by the Georgetown Chimes, returned last weekend with a diverse set of performances by both Georgetown University a cappella groups and guest performers. Started in 1974, the Cherry Tree Massacre tradition started when neophyte John O’Grady (COLRead More


Zach Rego (MS B ’16) performs with Superfood in Georgetown University’s Gaston Hall, at the first weekend of the D.C. A Cappella Festival, hosted by the Phantoms and the Gracenotes.

DCAF’s Silver Jubilee

November 13, 2015 at 12:59 am 0 comments

D.C. A Cappella Festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary with two weekends of performances from six of Georgetown’s undergraduate a cappella groups and four guest performance groups. Performances in the festival, which is co-hosted by the Georgetown Phantoms and the Georgetown GraceNotes, include a variety of musical styles, encompassing everythingRead More

ISABEL BINAMIRA/THE HOYA  Besides performing for campus groups such as the Caribbean Culture Society and the African Society of Georgetown, R.E.L. has also brought their soulful sound to Gaston Hall.

Resonant Essence Live Looks to Emphasize Diversity in Their Music

September 25, 2015 at 1:06 am 0 comments

When it comes to a cappella groups, Georgetown has no shortage. This means that making a group stand out among the many musical ensembles on campus is not an easy task. However, Resonant Essence Live is a group taking up this very challenge. The group’s mission is to leave aRead More

Members of the Chimes gather every year in Healy Hall to present their popular a cappella concert, the Cherry Tree Massacre.

A Cappella on the Hilltop

January 30, 2015 at 12:06 am 0 comments

The stoic and hallowed space of Gaston Hall will be filled with music as Georgetown’s a cappella singers gather to share the stage and kick off the 42nd annual Cherry Tree Massacre on Jan. 30. Hosted by the Georgetown Chimes, the Cherry Tree Massacre has become a university tradition, aRead More

South Asian A Cappella Group Penn Masala to Perform

January 9, 2015 at 4:39 pm 0 comments

Penn Masala, University of Pennsylvania’s South Asian a cappella group, will perform to a sold-out Gaston Hall on Saturday evening. The proceeds of student and regular tickets, costing $12 and $20, respectively, will be donated to Pratham USA, a non-governmental organization that helps improve the quality of education for childrenRead More

All the Right Notes

All the Right Notes

February 28, 2014 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Four years ago, David Hanna (COL ’14) decided he wanted to sing in a collegiate a cappella group. A relative latecomer to a cappella — he hadn’t participated in any singing group until joining an all-male outfit during his senior year of high school — Hanna nevertheless knew upon selectingRead More

A Cappella Album Channels the Holiday Spirit

December 21, 2013 at 12:00 am 0 comments

4.5/5 stars With winter break finally upon us, what better way to celebrate the end of finals than with some holiday tracks from your favorite Georgetown vocalists? Throwing themselves into the merry spirit, various Georgetown a cappella groups have come together in Christmas harmony to produce Joy to the World:Read More

Chimes Continue Late Founder’s Legacy

Chimes Continue Late Founder’s Legacy

January 25, 2013 at 12:00 am 0 comments

As the clock on Healy Tower struck midnight Thursday night, the Georgetown Chimes performed their weekly recital in Dahlgren Quad, the newest of Georgetown’s oldest a cappella group’s long list of traditions. Frank Jones (LAW ’48) founded the all-male Chimes when he came to Georgetown in 1946. Sixty-seven years and 240 ChimesRead More

Collegiate A Cappella Hits a High Note

November 2, 2012 at 12:13 am 0 comments

The D.C. A Cappella Festival — abbreviated as DCAF and pronounced like the coffee variety — returns to campus for its 21st year this Saturday. Don’t let the name fool you: The performance will give you goosebumps and a jolt of energy. The Phantoms and the GraceNotes organize the event to showcase some of the most talented andRead More

‘Pitch Perfect’ Hits All the Right Notes

‘Pitch Perfect’ Hits All the Right Notes

September 28, 2012 at 2:16 am 0 comments

3/5 stars A capella music is one of those trends that I never got into. Granted, a lot of my apathy for singing without music comes from my bitterness about my own inability to sing in any context; I love a good DCAF show — the annual festival held by Georgetown’s Phantoms and Gracenotes— justRead More