NOTE: A previous version of this article included a comment that inaccurately portrays the a cappella callback process and a spoiler for one group’s initiation process, which have been cut. You open the door and are immediately drawn in by thunderous applause, every person in the room calling your name and smiling at you. No,…
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The last Testimony show was just like any other a capella performance on campus: bright-eyed students wove together a narrative with silly skits and intermittent songs, blending their voices to create harmonious arrangements of popular and traditional melodies. The only major difference was that one of the group members began by leading the audience in prayer.
Stanford’s Raagapella a capella group performed in the Old Union Courtyard Monday night as part of a Multifaith Concert. The concert, a capstone event to President Obama’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge, also featured performances from Testimony, Stanford Gospel Choir, STAMP and other singing groups.