Posted by: rcieri | October 8, 2008

‘Acappallooza’ concert at Elon unites colleges musically

By Rachel Cieri

Oct. 7, 2008

The concert's hostesses, the Sweet Signatures, perform their version of "Disturbia," by Rihanna

The concert's hostesses, the Sweet Signatures, perform their version of Rihanna's "Disturbia."

Harmonies resounded through Whitley Auditorium Saturday evening at the yearly “Acappallooza” concert that featured eight a cappella groups from both Elon and nearby colleges.

Elon’s coed group a cappella group, Twisted Measure opened the show, followed by Juxtaposition, an all-male group hailing from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. Juxtaposition prefaced its performance by noting, “If we look awkward onstage, it’s because we are.”

The men were followed by another all-male group from Duke University in Durham, the Pitchforks, and the hostesses for the evening, Elon’s Sweet Signatures, came next. Their performance was marked by complex choreography during their singing, especially in the last song, a rendition of Rihanna’s “Disturbia.”

Elon’s newest a cappella group performed next. Rip_Chord, a men’s group, is only in its third year of existence, but it has quickly become a fixture at student events.

PandemoniUM, a coed group that traveled all the way from the University of Maryland in College Park, Md., again chose some Rihanna tunes, and they were followed by an all-female group from the University of Richmond, the Sirens. The Sirens were the smallest group of the evening, consisting of six people because not all of their members could make the trip.

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Spartones closed the evening with an energetic performance filled with pantomime and dancing.

Highlights of the performances:

Learn more about:

Sweet Signatures


Twisted Measure








  1. It’s nice to see this coverage of a big event for Elon. The video is pretty good – you know it would have been optimal to position yourself a bit differently. Impressive to see that you packaged the video with CG labels.

    In the lead, you write “both Elon and nearby colleges” – really not grammatically correct. Just drop the word “both.”

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