HomeSyracuse a capella groups put their vocal chops on display to raise money for charity

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All-girl group Main Squeeze filed onto the stage and formed a ring as the lights dimmed down in Hendricks Chapel. The stage, lit from the back, threw a warm glow on the walls that were decorated with holiday wreaths and garland.

Rachel Towne and Philomena Duffy headed to the microphone at the front of the stage and began to sing a solemn rendition of “Dear Prudence” by The Beatles, alternating with bits of “Falling Slowly” by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova.

On Saturday, a cappella groups across campus took part in the A Cappella Against Hunger invitational, a benefit concert to fight hunger in the Syracuse community.

Sixty percent of ticket proceeds and all extra donations at Hendricks went to the Food Bank of Central New York, an organization that disperses 11 million pounds of food to people in need annually.

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