Sound of success

More good news for up-and-coming campus singers Voices in Your Head.

By Asher Klein, ’11


Remember when we mentioned that the UChicago a capella group Voices in Your Head was experiencing a "rarefied moment in the sun" this winter because it had been featured on all three major a capella compilation CDs this year?

Well, there's more summery news for Voices: the group won best scholastic original song from the 2011 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards for "Boomerang," written by MD/PhD student Chris Rishel, with lyrics by Elspeth Michaels, AB'09. The song is available for purchase from iTunes or you can listen to it on YouTube .

The group barely missed out on a trip to the International Championships of A Cappella with a third place finish at the Midwest regional qualifier, held at Northwestern in March. But they did win Outstanding Arrangement for another Rishel-arranged piece, an adaptation of pop tune "Break Your Heart," by Taio Cruz.

April 5, 2011