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President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama surprised a Northeastern University a cappella group this week when the two unexpectedly showed up to a White House holiday party to watch the students sing.

All 15 members of The Nor’easters traveled to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. to perform for guests at a holiday party, but the group was never told, nor did any of them expect, to sing for the Obamas.

“We were all in shock,” Jessie Litwin, the a cappella group’s business manager, said, according to a press release from the university.

The group had been asked to prepare a special 60-second performance in addition to their main 20-minute set, which included holiday songs and a few contemporary pieces, the release said.

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