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GCU Club Acapella Valentine’s Showcase: a new crowd favorite

February 21, 2020

By: Garrett Osterode/GCU Staff

There are many things people think of when they think of Valentine’s Day, but for Grand Canyon Club Acapella Team, it is the Spring Showcase.  The Lopes used this opportunity not just to perform in front of their peers, but also to show what they displayed at the ICCA Quarterfinals in Tempe on Feb. 2. 

In front of a full house at GCU’s Thunder Alley, the Lopes showcased renditions of songs new and old, including Harmonic Thunder’s rendition of Selena Gomez’s ‘Lose You to Love Me’, and the Tone Commandments taking on Stevie Wonder’s ‘Isn’t She Lovely’.

“It was a great turnout,” said GCU Club Acapella Director Philip Carr.  “Everyone who wanted a seat got one, [and they were] very enthusiastic.”

Each group was given at least one opportunity to showcase some of the work they have put together over the first couple of months of the new semester.  Harmonic Thunder, specifically, stole the show, by performing their act from the ICCA.  Echo Echo, Noted, Defying Melody, and the Thunder Alley Boys Barber Shop Quartet were the other groups featured on Wednesday. 

Due to the large support of the bi-annual showcase events, the team has decided to add a third showcase, which is slated for early April.

Lopes senior Chase Gray and the programs other student leaders are encouraged by the support, and are looking forward to seeing where the club can go in the future.

“This is just a fantastic community of people,” said Gray.  “It’s a wonderful artistic outlet, and a great way to form and build relationships and community within our university.”

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