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We are the sweethearts

 
 
 

We are The Sweethearts

 

The Sweethearts, founded in 2002, is an all-female a cappella group from Boston University. We are a dynamic group of talented women who share a passion for singing, and our unique arrangements take Boston University’s a Cappella scene to a higher level. This past year the Sweethearts recorded their very first album, Sforzando ! In addition to recording an album, the group has plans to show off their excellent musicality and showmanship at multiple events and venues across Boston this year.

The Sweethearts is a particularly impressive group because of the incredible and diverse individuals from which it is formed. All the women are involved in other activities in addition to a Cappella: dance groups, sororities, some work in the Community Service Center and the IT department, and others are even taking graduate classes! It is these unique individuals who have allowed the Sweethearts to develop into the one-of-a-kind a Cappella group it is today.

 

News & Updates

Callbacks!

Thank you to everyone who came out to audition this past weekend! We met so many wonderful and talented women, but we had to narrow it down to the following people:

Lauren Mock
Sophie Phillips
Nora Dowd
Nastaja Stepee
Maddie Sassoon
Raizel Rosenberg
Monica Capobianco
Alik Christianian
Sara Portela
Amanda Siegel
Tiffany Ang
Micaela Bennett-Smith
Sophie Odrich
Ashvika Rao
Molly Raddant
Carina Lee
Mary Robbins
Caroline Oliver
Jena Gu
Alison Chen
Radha Rao
Samantha Rossi
Maddi Ryan
Bella Vebede
Sofi Monera
Jaachak Kaur
Laura Stavisky
Emma Nash

Congratulations to those who received a callback! We'll see you this weekend! 

 

 

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Sforzando

by BU Sweethearts

Sfz, a symbol which marks the place of a Sforzando, a strong and sudden emphasis.

In September of 2014 the new Music Director for The Sweethearts asked the group to try a Sforzando dynamic in the middle of one of our favorite songs, “Laura Palmer.” Unless you’ve taken a few years of piano lessons it’s unlikely you’ve heard of this dynamic expression, as was the case with most of the Sweethearts when our Music Director used this Italian musical term in rehearsal one night. After much laughter at the strange pronunciation (and very casual dropping of such an unusual word), Sforzando soon became one of the Sweeties’ favorite go-to dynamic expressions-- we use it in at least one song each semester.

Two years later, when we were discussing potential titles for our first album late at night, our Music Director jokingly suggested “Sforzando” and everyone laughed, then seriously considered it. We can’t think of a better term that truly encapsulates everything The Sweethearts have become in the past two years: we have changed almost everything about our sound, style, and musical preference to reflect who we are as both individuals and as a single, unified group. We are, quite literally, a strong and sudden emphasis in our Boston University community and throughout Boston in general. We are Sforzando. What better name for our first album?

A special thank-you to Sarah Iwany and Alex Megan for the design-- we absolutely love it!

YouTube Channel

Days With You 

12.10.2016 / The Sweethearts Winter Concert - Morse Auditorium 

Champagne Problems/Like I Would

11.11.2016 / Night of BU A Cappella - Jacob Sleep Auditorium

If I Go 

10.21.2016 / Aca-tober Fest - Jacob Sleeper Auditorium 

 

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Repertoire

Spring 2017

I Wanna Hold Your Hand by T.V. Carpio
Jolene by Miley Cyrus
Don't by Ed Sheeran
So Sick by Ne-Yo
Tears by Clean Bandit feat. Louisa Johnson
Hollow by Tori Kelly
Days With You by Snakehips
Greedy by Ariana Grande
Like I Would/Champagne Problems by ZAYN and Nick Jonas
No Scrubs by TLC

Fall 2016

Hollow by Tori Kelly
Days With You by Snakehips
Like I Would/Champagne Problems by ZAYN and Nick Jonas
Greedy by Ariana Grande
No Scrubs by TLC
Ex’s & Oh’s by Elle King
River Lea by Adele
If I Go by Ella Eyre
I Wanna Dance With Somebody
     by Whitney Houston

Soloist

Alexis Ortiz
Isabel Azevedo
Isabel Azevedo
Jobelle Manuel
Nicole Haftel
Alexis Ortiz
Blaine Rinehart
Nicole Haftel
Jobelle Manuel/Nicole Haftel
Jobelle Manuel/Nicole Haftel

Soloist

Koreena Geisler-Wagner
Caroline Zody
Jobelle Manuel/Nicole Haftel
Nicole Haftel
Jobelle Manuel/Nicole Haftel/Caroline Zody
Claire Russack
Jobelle Manuel
Claire Russack
Alexis Ortiz

Arranger

Alexis Ortiz
Blaine Rinehart
Anna Martell
Alexis Ortiz
Koreena Geisler-Wagner
Koreena Geisler-Wagner
Claire Russack
Koreena Geisler-Wagner
Alexis Ortiz
Alexis Ortiz

Arranger 

Koreena Geisler-Wagner
Claire Russack
Alexis Ortiz
Koreena Geisler-Wagner
Alexis Ortiz
Claire Russack
Rebecca Newman
Emma Preston
Rebecca Newman

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Let's Chat!

For all booking requests and any inquiries, please fill out the form below. Your requests really matter to us, but please allow us 24-48 hours to respond. You can also contact us directly at busweethearts@gmail.com. Thank you! 

 
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