The Dischords Take the Chapel



Saturday evening found fans teeming with anticipation at Memorial Chapel as the audience awaited a performance by The Dischords, a co-ed a cappella groups. The concert was a sentimental one, being one of their last of the year and the last at Colgate for seniors in the group. The concert began with a rendition of Florence and the Machine’s “Shake It Out,” sung in a beautiful soprano by sophomore Emily Fennell, setting the bar high for the night. Senior Greg Jack then sang a rousing “Lost in My Mind” by Head and the Heart. This was followed by a cohesive full-group performance of Imogen Heap’s “Hide and Seek,” continuing the upbeat mood that the Dischords are known for. To further showcase the talent of the group’s seniors, Ela Dugan and Melissa McKenzie performed a duet of “Shambala” by Three Dog Night, Andrew Wylie sang a quieter version of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’s “Free Fallin'” and Alexandra Magnaud sang the emotion-filled “Live Like We’re Dy-ing,” by Kris Allen. Sophomore Annie Gaburo then sang OneRepublic’s “Say (All I Need),” which was followed by another group performance, this time of Mumford and Sons’s “Timshel.”

“The concert was great because we sang some brand new songs, as well as songs that we haven’t sung in over three years,” sophomore Dischord Alex Djaha said. “We received a stand-ing ovation from a tremendous audience, as well; and we also introduced live streaming, which attracted an even larger audience through Colgate’s website.”

Rounding out the concert was first-year Wesley Gross, singing “Bring It on Home to Me,” by Sam Cooke, concluding a successful evening for the Dischords.

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