On Saturday December 7, 2013, the Vocaholics, NYU's Finest All-Male A Cappella Group, performed popular music and holiday classics for friends, alumni, faculty, and students as part of their annual trip to Washington, DC.
Originally founded in 2005, The Vocaholics were established by students interested in expanding the all-male a cappella presence at NYU. In the years since, a cappella has become a prominent and popular fixture of NYU’s student life, and The Vocaholics have made great strides in making the Vocaholic name synonymous with a cappella excellence.
Among their most cherished traditions are “street sings,” concerts historically planned due to a lack of adequate performance spaces. They continue this practice in conjunction with scheduled concerts to this day to take advantage of the opportunity to sing in and around the many unparalleled landmarks New York City has to offer.
Today, they count 18 to 20 Vocaholics in our ranks each year and perform an eclectic mix of music, ranging from Florence + the Machine to The Aquabats. Central to the Vocaholic dynamic is the importance of brotherhood and a supportive network for all members’ academic and extracurricular endeavors. Alumni involvement at concerts has been growing ever since the group’s conception. This large network of Vocaholics makes members feel a part of something larger than themselves.
The Vocaholics regularly perform with other a cappella groups from around the country and around the world—in the past few years, they have sung with groups such as Villanova’s Nothing But Treble and All the King’s Men from King’s College in London. In 2012, The Vocaholics made a presidential debut at the White House’s holiday concert series, and, following the success of the 2009 release of Find Me a Panda!, The Vocaholics released their second recorded album, Vocaholics Anonymous, on iTunes and Spotify in summer 2013.
As they continue to grow and improve as a group, The Vocaholics eagerly look forward to the prospects and challenges of the future.