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A cappella in the [Play]house

Members of Sigma’cappella, one of Hofstra’s co-ed a cappella groups, recently earned second place in the ICCA Northeast Quarterfinal, launching them into the semi-finals later this month.

The Hofbeats and Makin’ Treble also participated in the competition, which was held in the John Cranford Adams Playhouse at Hofstra University.

“We went in extremely focused on telling a story that paid homage to LGBTQ+ rights, women’s empowerment, and the Black Lives Matter movement,” said president of Sigma’cappella, Gabby Spann ’19, a community health major. “We wanted to make sure everyone felt the emotion we put into this story through the music we made and the choreography we used. And we are grateful to have the opportunity to tell this story on the ICCA stage yet again.”

The group will compete next on March 31 at Symphony Hall Boston against groups from Northeastern University, Berklee College of Music, Pace University, Bryant University, and the University of Connecticut.

The Hofbeats won an award for outstanding choreography. “It is amazing to be recognized for something we worked really hard on,” said president of The Hofbeats, Courtney Cox ’19, who is majoring in music. “Choreography was a major focus for us this ICCA season. Our choreographers did an incredible job picking movements that complimented our set.”

This marks The Hofbeats‘ and Makin’ Treble’s third time competing in the regional quarterfinal and Sigma’cappella’s fifth. This is also Sigma’s third time advancing to the semifinals.

ICCA Northeast Quarterfinal

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