A cappella groups are having a Christmas concert at 7 p.m. on Friday in Cullen Auditorium.
Hilltop, Grace Note, and Foundation will be performing this week to celebrate the holidays. Anyone is welcome to come and a chapel credit is being offered.
According to the Student Life website, a cappella dates back to the founding of the university in 1906. After a disappearance of a cappella on campus, the formation of Foundation in 2017 restarted it. Grace Note and Hilltop followed in 2018, making this concert the start of a new Christmas tradition.
“Groups have been preparing songs since the very beginning of this semester,” said Marlow Davis, junior advertising and public relations major from Denver City and member of Grace Note. “It’s been a lot of work but so much fun. We’ve seen great improvement throughout this semester.”
These a cappella groups perform at different on-campus events throughout the semester, adding to ACU’s reputation, “the singing college.”
“I think these groups help bring a variety of students from different backgrounds and majors together with one purpose, and that is to sing together and praise God with our voices,” said Alex Kitten, junior middle school education major from Lubbock and all a cappella intern and student director.
Hilltop consists of mixed vocals made up of upperclassmen. Grace Note is made up of upperclassmen women. Foundation is mixed vocals of freshmen.
“The audience can expect to see lots of new and old Christmas tunes and several beautiful worship songs,” Kitten said. “We are also adding a couple of spring concert preview songs. Expect to see a fun show.”