Collegiate a cappella concert returns to Brattleboro for 12th year of song

Popular show benefits Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

BRATTLEBORO — Six great undergraduate singing groups will perform at the Latchis Theater on Saturday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Brattleboro's 12th annual Collegiate A Cappella Concert.

A benefit for the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) sponsored by Brattleboro Savings & Loan, Twombly Wealth Management Group, The Richards Group, and Brattleboro Community TV, the concert will feature the Tufts Amalgamates, the Middlebury D8s, the University of Vermont Cat's Meow, the Clark Bars, the Williams College Ephlats, and the Tufts Beelzebubs.

The all-male Tufts Beelzebubs are veterans of NBC's a cappella competition show, “The Sing-Off.” The group makes a point of including Brattleboro on its annual tour schedule, which also features performances throughout the country and around the world.

The Bubs were the real-life voices of the Dalton Academy Warblers on Fox's smash hit “Glee,” and they were the focus of the book “Pitch Perfect,” on which the 2012 blockbuster Hollywood movie of the same name was based. The Bubs count among their alumni Brattleboro native Penn Rosen, BMAC Director Danny Lichtenfeld, Putney School Director of Admissions John Barrengos, and Saxtons River physician Gary Clay.

The co-ed Tufts Amalgamates and Clark Bars of Clark University in Worcester, Mass., both count Brattleboro Union High School graduates among their ranks: Aurora Phillips and Julia Stevens, respectively.

Rounding out this year's lineup are the all-female UVM Cat's Meow and co-ed Williams College Ephlats, both of which wowed audiences at last year's concert; and the all-male Middlebury D8s, who are making their first appearance in Brattleboro.

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