By Teresa Gomez, Communications and Marketing

10 April 2019 - 09:42

Coming over from New York, from the campus of Cornell University, the a cappella group, The Hangovers, visited the School at the beginning of the month, to take part in workshops and several unforgettable performances together with our own students. The Auditorium at the British Council School was full to bursting in a concert where this legendary group shared the stage with our own a cappella students, “Los SacapelaS”, who opened the concert. It was a total success and a standing ovation for these American university students who reached out to everyone.

The School had the pleasure of welcoming the a cappella group from New York´s Cornell University on the 1st and 2nd of April. On their first day, The Hangovers spent the whole morning performing for our KS2, KS3, KS4 and KS5 students, and also led an a cappella workshop. The main course was on Tuesday, 2nd of April, when they performed in the Auditorium of the British Council School between 7.00pm and 9.00pm. They were accompanied by the School´s own a cappella group called 'Los SacapelaS”, who opened the concert.

The price of a ticket was €6 for students and €10 for adults and all funds raised were for the fight against Cancer. Before the event and during the interval, there were also drinks and snacks on sale, with profits destined for BIOOR, the Olivia Roddom Oncology Research Grant, set up by the School.

“The Hangovers" are an a cappella group from the Glee Club at New York´s Cornell University. This male choir is over 50 years old and has travelled around the world singing in front of a great variety of audiences, such as the Eisteddfod in Wales, and even in the White House. They have always received international recognition, both for their musical ability and for their charisma on stage.

On this current tour around Spain, they have performed at various concerts in Madrid and Barcelona before heading back to their Cornell campus in Ithaca, NY. It was certainly wonderful, being able to watch a live a cappella concert, in this most pure American university style. It was a very moving experience, surprising those who have never done so before. We were very lucky to be able to do so first-hand at School.