The Dear Abbeys are Boston University's premier all-male a cappella group. Since its founding in 1992, the group has gained a reputation in the Boston area for its energetic style of live performance, which blends musical precision with a lighthearted stage presence that can get downright goofy. In addition to regular appearances at BU and throughout Boston, the Abbeys have traveled far and wide, singing in stadiums, on street corners, and everywhere in between. They have performed in Illinois to benefit Tourette's syndrome research, sung our national anthem at Boston Bruins and Red Sox games, and toured the Hawaiian Islands. In 2005, they won the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) in New York City. Most recently, they traveled to Fairbanks, Alaska and the San Francisco Bay Area, where they held workshops with local public school choir programs.