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On the 25th anniversary of their creation, the Clefhangers have a lot of history to look back on, from their former standing as an "alternative" group to their current place among campus a capella groups.

Watch a behind-the-scenes video of the Clefhangers’ concert here.

The crowd in Earl Hall on Saturday night broke into excited applause as the coed a cappella group, the Columbia Clefhangers, entered on stage for their final performance of fall 2012.

This fall was a landmark for the Clefs for another reason—this academic year marks their 25th anniversary. When the group held its first auditions in the spring of 1988, there were three single-sex a cappella groups on campus: the all-male Kingsmen, Barnard College’s Bacchantae, and all-female Metrotones, as well as the coed Notes and Keys, a 1987 Glee Club splinter group. A quarter century later, the Clefs are now one of about a dozen a cappella on the Morningside campus.

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