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Why watch the DVD of the hit film Pitch Perfect for the twentieth time when you can grab a ticket to a real live a cappella competition? On Saturday, February 16 at 8 p.m., Nazareth College hosts the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) Mid-Atlantic Quarterfinal. The event will take place in the Linehan Chapel of the Golisano Academic Center, located at 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618. Nazareth’s own all-female a cappella group Call4BackUp will be opening the competition with a performance of their own. Tickets are available online until 4 p.m. on Friday, February 15. Tickets are $12 for students and $15 for the general public.
Nazareth plays host to a cappella groups from colleges across New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania including: Eight Beat Measure and Encore (Rochester Institute of Technology), Main Squeeze, The Mandarins, and Otto Tunes (Syracuse University), The Buffalo Chips (University at Buffalo), The Chordials and The Class Notes (Cornell University) and The Macaulay Triplets (Macaulay Honors College at CUNY).
The ICCA is part of the Varsity Vocals International Championship of A Cappella, the only international tournament showcasing the art of student a cappella singing. The program is dedicated to providing top-notch collegiate a cappella groups with valuable feedback from qualified judges. They give young vocalists the opportunity to showcase their talent to an international audience and develop relationships with other a cappella singers, cultivating the art of a cappella into a lifelong love of music.
Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.