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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...

The Georgetown Gracenotes and Georgetown Phantoms hosted the 31st Annual D.C. A Cappella Festival (DCAF) on Nov. 3 and 4.

Annual DC A Cappella Festival Features Groups From DMV, Georgetown

By Maren Fagan November 10, 2023

The 31st Annual D.C. A Cappella Festival (DCAF) featured seven local a cappella groups for a two-night event in Gaston Hall on Nov. 3 and 4. DCAF, co-hosted by the Georgetown GraceNotes, the premier...

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Brendan’s Opinion: If You’re A Chime Over 30…

By Brendan Teehan February 24, 2023

On the fourth episode of “Brendan’s Opinion,” Brendan Teehan (CAS ’25) recalls his experience at the 2023 Cherry Tree Massacre, the Georgetown Chimes’ annual a cappella performance. Teehan followed...

The Georgetown Chimes: Legacy Music Making for the History Books

The Georgetown Chimes: Legacy Music Making for the History Books

By Alexis Kim and Maddie Stout February 9, 2023

The “Cherry Tree Massacre,” is not, surprisingly, a gruesome battle in history that happened to take place in a cherry grove.  It is actually one of the largest and longest-running a cappella...

EDITORIAL: Dangers of the Digital Age

By Editorial Board March 21, 2017

When Georgetown alumnus Jon Ossoff (SFS ’09) launched his bid for a House seat representing Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, his degree from the School of Foreign Service appeared to be an asset...

Alumnus Under Fire in Georgia Congressional Campaign

By Tara Subramaniam March 17, 2017

Georgetown University alumnus Jon Ossoff (SFS ’09) is running as a Democrat in Georgia’s special election to fill the 6th Congressional District’s seat in the House of Representatives. Ossoff...

Expression, Untrammeled

By Mallika Sen September 4, 2015

As the mourners settled back into the pews of Holy Trinity Church after receiving communion, 94 unseen voices rose in song. Heads turned toward the balcony, with slow smiles crossing the faces of the congregation...

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Rev. James Walsh, S.J., Father of Speech Policy, Dies

By Mallika Sen July 1, 2015

"A university is many things but central to its being is discourse, discussion, debate: the untrammeled expression of ideas and information." With those words, Rev. James Walsh, S.J., opened his preamble...



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...

Chimes Continue Late Founder’s Legacy

By Eitan Sayag January 25, 2013

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...

Anything but a Massacre

By Alex Sanchez February 9, 2012

On Friday, Feb. 3, the Georgetown Chimes kicked off the39th annual Cherry Tree Massacre. Since its inception in 1974, the event has grown to become the largest a cappella festival of its kind on the...

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