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Students sing a capella for a cause at 'Barenaked Voices'

Emory University’s strongest voices join together as student-led a cappella groups combine with the Emory Concert Choir for “Barenaked Voices,” a night of vocal performance benefitting Active Minds at Emory and the Emory Helpline, on Friday, April 5 at 7 p.m. in the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts.

Barenaked Voices, along with the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and over the past decade has grown into a highly anticipated annual celebration for the Emory community.

The concert, hosted by Eric Nelson, director of choral studies, features the Emory Concert Choir alongside Emory’s six a cappella groups:

  • AHANA A Cappella, known for its focus on R&B music
  • Aural Pleasure, Emory’s oldest co-ed a cappella group
  • ChaiTunes, Emory’s Jewish a capella group
  • Dooley Noted, a service-oriented group
  • The Gathering, an all-female group
  • No Strings Attached, Emory’s all-male a capella group.

For the event, each group will perform various selections from their own repertoires and join together for a rare showing of the breadth of Emory’s a capella talent in a hundred-voice strong grand finale.

In addition to being a well-loved Emory tradition, proceeds from the concert benefit two of the Emory University Student Counseling Center’s integral programs: Active Minds at Emory, a student-run mental health advocacy group, and the Emory Helpline, a telephone counseling and referral service providing anonymous peer counseling and confidential support to members of the Emory community.

Tickets are $5. For more information, visit or call the Emory Arts box office at 404-727-5050.

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