News from TASIS England
The Sing-Off champions, the Vanderbilt Melodores, performed exclusively for TASIS England students as part of their European tour this week.
The all-male a capella group entertained students in Lower and Upper School with a selection of hit pop songs, including Hozier’s “Take me to Church”, Justin Bieber’s “Sorry”, Disney songs, and many more.
After the performance, students had the opportunity to ask questions. The singers discussed performing, music, Vanderbilt University, and their majors, which include neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, English, and music.
The Vanderbilt Melodores have competed in several a cappella competitions across the United States. In 2014, they were selected to be one of six groups to compete in Season 5 of NBC's hit show The Sing-Off. They went on to win, the only collegiate champions in the show's history, taking home a $50,000 cash prize.
In the fall of 2012, the Melodores were selected as one of six groups to compete at SoJam, an a cappella festival in North Carolina. They placed that weekend and enjoyed a private master class taught by Finnish a cappella group Fork. In the spring of 2011, the group won the Wild Card round of the International Championships of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCAs), and continued on to the ICCA Finals, where they placed third in the world at New York City's Lincoln Center.
“I hope they come back next year!”
“The dancing was fun and it was really interesting to hear about their lives at Vanderbilt University”
“The Justin Beiber song was my favorite”