Gotta dance, etc.


There are more than 11,000 undergraduates at Penn, and when last we looked, almost every one of them had formed an a cappella group. So, it's no surprise that our gentle readers mostly chose a cappella groups as their favorite campus performers.

  • Greg Abrams, College, Class of '00
    "I'd say Mask and Wig. Besides the fact that I know several people in it, it's usually the raunchiest, but also the most creative. Plus everyone in it is really passionate, generating energy and enthusiasm."

  • Jim Blumenthal, College, Class of '99
    "Penn Six [Pennsylvania Six-5000] can be funny. They were better a couple of years ago, but I still think they are the best performing-arts group on campus."

  • Wayne Yi, College, Class of '01
    "I like Mask & Wig because they're very entertaining - not just doing songs, but performing skits as well."

  • Kobie Xavier, College, Class of '00
    "Penn Dance, because I am in it."

  • Vlad Galiothe, Wharton, Class of '01
    "Counterparts. The first time I saw them perform during a jazz band concert I thought that they were absolutely fantastic. I have always been impressed by a cappella groups."

  • Kim Vukhac, College, Class of '01
    "I like [The] Inspiration because the singers in that group seem to have a lot of talent because they improv a lot and they're damn good to listen to and watch."

  • Manuel Dubon, Wharton, Class of '01
    "Onda Latina because I love dancing: it relaxes me and it takes me somewhere else."

  • Nancy Park, College Class of '99
    "Full Measure, because they are very honest in what they believe in - you can tell that something is very important to them. They have a lot of fun and have great group dynamics."

  • Liz Bernard, College, Class of '99
    "I love all the a cappella groups, but I would have to say my favorite is Off the Beat. They sing young music, put on fun shows, and I have friends in the group. They've developed a cult following."

  • Noel Watson, Wharton, Class of '01
    "I don't have any. I suppose I like the a cappella groups."

-Nathaniel Glasser

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Originally published on April 15, 1999