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It’s hard to ignore the yelps and whoops heard at almost every Dear Abbeys concert. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, BU’s only all-male a cappella group has achieved a loyal fan base, not just on campus, but around the country. Shows are often sold out or standing room only, thanks to the energetic and dynamic talent the ever-changing cast of 13 singers brings to the stage.

Since its inception in February 1992, the singers have performed in venues from Alaska to Hawaii to San Francisco, New Orleans to Texas to New Mexico. Along the way, they’ve released eight albums, making them a growing force in the national a cappella scene.

Tomorrow night, the Dear Abbeys will mark their 20th anniversary with a performance in Morse Auditorium. The show coincides with the release of their new album, Proclamation, which includes covers of songs by Coldplay, Arcade Fire, Lada Gaga, and James Taylor.

“Each collegiate group offers a unique and special spin to a cappella music,” says the group’s current media director Jason Kaplan (COM’12). “For us, whether we’re singing for my mom in her living room or 30,000 people in Fenway Park, we always keep energy levels up and immerse ourselves in the music. And being a group of 13 men, this usually means awkward dance moves, lots of sweat, and a level of audience engagement that lingers long after our shows end.”

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