GW musicians joined together to put on one of the most popular events of Colonial’s Weekend this past Saturday. Acapella Palooza is one of only two events annually where all of GW’s accapella groups come together and sing in the same place.
This event has become so popular that it takes place in two separate venues in the Marvin Center to accommodate everyone who attends to listen.
The GW Troubadours dressed in classy black and white attire and started the night off with their classy yet soulful songs such as “Origin of Love” from MIKA and “Killing Me Softly” by Roberta Flack. Alex Carre and Sarah Bacani each soloed.
Following this performance was the GW Pitches, one of GW’s all female groups. They sang some of the pop hits of today, most notably “Royals” by Lordes, where member Kasey Page took the center vocalist position. Other songs were “Uncharted” by Sara Bareilles with Julie Buchsbaum as center vocalist and “Warfaring Stranger” by Ed Sheeran with center vocals by Michaela Gold.
Next up was the GW MotherFunkers who brought high energy in their songs. With a set that ranged from a Jessie J and Black Eyed Peas mash-up to “Buy You a Drank” by T-pain, they certainty got the crowed going.
After them was The Voice Gospel Choir, known for being GW’s only religious choir group. They sang “I Love You Lord” and “Jesus is a Rock.” While GW is known for their diverse religious backgrounds, everyone enjoyed the melodies that The Voice brought.
Always seen in their pink and black outfits, the GW Sirens were next. They are GW’s other all female acappella group and brought some classics in Michael Jackson and “Latch” by Disclosure.
Up next to the stage was the GW Vibes who brought fun and energy in their performance.
Finishing up the line-up was the Sons of Pitches, GW’s only all male acappella group. They sung a humorous rendition of “My Girl” from the Temptations, where each member interrupted another. They then ended the show with their traditional finale,“Change in my Life”.
Jessie Gold, whose sister attends GW said, “I thought it was really, really good.” Visiting parent Jon Cirone said, “It was fantastic, every one of them was different, but they all sounded great.”