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School or Affiliation: St. Louis University
St. Louis, MO

Beyond All Reason

Who are we?
Beyond All Reason is Saint Louis University's first and only all-female a cappella group. Founded in the fall of 2002 by Monica Reicks and Becky Phillips, two SLU students, Beyond All Reason (known around campus as BAR) started with 10 singers and has certainly come a long way since! Today we have grown to a comfortable size of 15 lovely singers and can be seen around campus performing at a multitude of events. We host two concert extravaganzas a year and sing for various other student organization-sponsored events, such as the three other fabulous SLU a cappella groups' concerts, Relay For Life, Greek life events, etc.

We have also found ourselves a place in the St. Louis community in singing for a number of regional events, such as charity races to raise money for breast cancer research, holiday events in the Central West End, and St. Louis Cardinals' games. Perhaps one of the more exciting opportunities we have been given was the chance to sing on live television! Last summer, BAR was featured on Fox 2 News singing the theme song of Sex and the City to help promote the highly anticipated release of Sex and the City 2. More recently, HEC-TV filmed part of a BAR rehearsal to be shown on a special covering Glee-like groups in St. Louis.

Of course, the fact that we are the only all-female group allows for a unique sound. Since our vocal ranges are similar, we can perform close, tight-knit harmonies. Not only that, but we are able to achieve a blended sound that can only happen when all voices are female. Furthermore, we have a special sense of camaraderie that is not found in co-ed groups.

What do we sing?
We like to perform a good variety of music that will keep the audience interested while still showcasing our group. Normally we stick to contemporary favorites in genres such as pop, rock, R&B, alternative, and occasionally country, but weve been known to throw in an oldie or two to change things up a bit. Like most other collegiate groups, every single one of the songs we perform are arranged or have been arranged by current or previous members of BAR.

Where can you find us?
Besides semiweekly rehearsals in Xavier (BAR members only, sorry!), BAR frequently performs at events all over campus, and welcomes any opportunity to perform for events in the St. Louis metropolitan area!


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