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Georgetown Chimes Dedicate 50th Cherry Tree Massacre to Lost Chimes Members

By Kate Hwang, Graduate Desk Editor February 9, 2024

A cappella groups from Georgetown University and other nearby colleges performed in the 50th annual Cherry Tree Massacre a cappella show Feb. 2 in Gaston Hall, during Senior Parents and Family Weekend. The...

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Phantoms, Gracenotes and Chimes Dominate the DC A Cappella Festival’s First Weekend

By Annah Otis November 9, 2018

Georgetown University a cappella groups stunned at the 28th annual D.C. A Cappella Festival, which premiered Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Gaston Hall. The resonant performances of The Georgetown Phantoms...


The Lore of the Georgetown Chimes and ‘Cherry Tree Massacre’

By Julia Yaeger February 8, 2018

Walking into the Georgetown Chimes’ rehearsal is like stepping into another world. Stifled vocals come from the back room of the house where members of the Chimes gather before rehearsing, while...

All Female, All Empowering, A Cappella

All Female, All Empowering, A Cappella

By Tori Forelli October 27, 2015

When I tell people that I am in an a cappella group at Georgetown, their eyes light up. When I explain that I am a member of the Georgetown GraceNotes, an all-female a cappella group, I always get the...

LEE: Music and Memories

By Lindsay Lee September 4, 2015

Music can sneak into your life in unpredictable ways, whether you create music or simply experience it from the sidelines. Songs are often deeply associated with certain moments in our lives, and when...

Students listen to a capella performances on Copley Lawn during Georgetown Day, the annual campus-wide celebration of the end of spring semester.

Georgetown Day Celebrates 15 Years

By Tom Garzillo April 24, 2015

This year’s Georgetown Day will continue the event’s fifteen-year tradition of celebrating the campus community with a larger variety of events for both students and faculty. Activities today...

Student Expression at Arts Week

By Quentin Auster April 10, 2015

After the success of its inaugural year in 2014, Georgetown University Arts Week is back. From April 11-18, students will be able to experience a diverse set of events and activities promoting the...

Superfood A Capella Hits High Note

By Deirdre Collins February 27, 2015

Georgetown Superfood placed second at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella quarterfinals last week, allowing them to move on to the ICCA Mid-Atlantic Semifinal on March 28. Superfood...

One for the Records

By Lindsay Leasor September 6, 2013

Six years after their last recording, the Phantoms returned to the music scene this summer with a new album, And the Livin’ Is Easy. On And the Livin’ Is Easy, released on iTunes on May...

A Cappela Group Fights For Recognition

By Lindsay Leasor April 3, 2013

Vocal ensembles at Georgetown have a reputation of putting in hard work to showcase their undeniable talent. But the differences among our school’s a cappella groups go beyond the types of music they...



By Rabia Mirza and Rabia Mirza January 30, 2013

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...

Sunday Night Wrapup: We Survived Hurricane Sandy!

By KP and KP November 4, 2012

Well folks, it’s safe to say that this week has been a doozy. We’ve seen two days off from classes, Halloween Weekend Round 2, some of the biggest names in a capella all under one roof… and most...

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