Featured ArticleCelebrate a Beelzebubs Christmas at Misericordia University on Nov. 23
Tufts University’s oldest all-male a cappella group, the Beelzebubs, will kick-off the holiday season with the concert, “Christmas with The Tufts Beelzebubs,” in Lemmond Theater at Misericordia University on Sunday, Nov. 23, at 7:30 p.m. Recognized as leaders of contemporary a cappella, the Bubs, as they are known, gave voice to The Dalton Academy Warblers on season two of the Fox Network megahit, Glee. They also rose to fame and gained popular acclaim as the first-runners up on season one of NBC’s popular vocal competition show, “The Sing-Off,” where they performed numerous crowd favorites including “Magical Mystery Tour,” “Right Round,” and “Sweet Caroline.”
Founded in 1963, the Bubs repertoire is stylistically diverse, ranging from rock to pop to hip hop. They work to keep true to their motto “Bringing ‘Fun Through Song’ to the world since 1963.” The Bubs have performed for Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, and have appeared on “Good Morning America,” “Late Night With David Letterman” and MTV's “My Super Sweet Sixteen.” They have taken to the stage at concert venues in cities around the world, including Hong Kong, London, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and Tokyo.
The Bubs recently launched a new EP, “Four Seconds,” which features cover versions of “Turning Tables,” by Adele, “We Are Young,” by Fun, “Who Knows Who Cares,” by Local Natives, and the specially released single, “Refuge/Waiting on the World to Change,” which is a medley of songs by John Legend and John Mayer. One-hundred percent of all iTunes proceeds from “Refuge/Waiting on the World to Change” will go to support The Bubs Foundation, a non-profit that provides music programs for under-funded high schools in the greater Boston, Mass., area.
The group recently went to Hawaii to film their first music video for “Refuge/Waiting on the World to Change.” The video can be found on YouTube and at www.bubs.com.
Tickets for the concert are $10 for general admission, and $8 for Misericordia University alumni. There is no charge for Misericordia University students with ID. To reserve a ticket, register online at cougarconnect.misericordia.edu/bubs or call the Misericordia University Box Office at (570) 674-6719. Additional information can be found at www.misericordia.edu/theartsandmore.
Founded and Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 34 degree programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full- and part-time formats. Misericordia University ranks in the top tier of the Best Regional Universities – North category of U.S. News and World Report’s 2015 edition of Best Colleges and was designated a 2015 Best Northeastern College by the Princeton Review.