Warning: this is men at their manliest.
Or so claims the BU Dear Abbeys website about tomorrow night’s concert, Men Being Manly. For the event, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, the Dear Abbeys, BU’s only all-male a cappella group, joins vocal forceswith the Beelzebubs, the all-male a cappella group of Tufts University.
The Abbeys, as they’re affectionately referred to, have collected several a cappella awards since their formation in 1992. In 2005, they won the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella in New York. They regularly perform to packed houses on the BU campus and beyond.
Tomorrow’s concert is described as the groups’ “duel to proclaim their supreme manliness, ” but really, says Steven Oranges (SMG’12), Dear Abbeys business manager, it isn’t about competition. The performance offers “the opportunity for two well-established all-male a cappella groups to get together and do what we like doing best: entertaining others, ” Oranges says.
The Beelzebubs, who became well-known last year when they placed second on NBC’s competitive a cappella show The Sing Off, echo Oranges’ sentiment.
“Our motto is fun through song—we never look at our performances as competition, ” says Tufts junior Evan Powell, Beelzebubs business manager. Powell says the Abbeys are “another great all-guy group in Boston, and its always fun to have more friends in the a cappella community.”
Men Being Manly takes place Saturday, November 13, at 8 p.m. at the College of General Studies Jacob Sleeper Auditorium, 871 Commonwealth Ave. Tickets are $5, and are available at the door and also on sale Friday, November 12, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the George Sherman Union Link, 775 Commonwealth Ave. The event is open to the public.
Also, tonight check out BU Night of A Cappella to see several of BU’s a cappella groups perform. The concert is Friday, November 12, at 7 p.m. at Jacob Sleeper Auditorium, 871 Commonwealth Ave. Tickets, available atthe door, are $5.