Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Mendicants on Stage

Stanford Mendicants
Lander, WY
March 29, 2012
Last Thursday I attended a Stanford Mendicants concert, and it was delightful.

The concert program stated, "Stanford University's oldest male a cappella group, The Mendicants, is known for 'heaping spoonfuls of boyish charm' (Stanford Daily, 2002) and has an extensive repertoire of classic, pop, contemporary and jazz favorites. Group members donated their time to tour the Rockies during their spring break, including spending four days in Lander, WY. While in Lander, the group worked with choir students in grades 7 - 12, performed for the Lander Middle School, sang at the Rotary, and performed for k-12 students at Wyoming Indian Schools."

 This young man (Alex C.), a bass, added a lot of personality and animation to "Little Red Riding Hood."
Without a doubt, every time I hear the song, I will think of Alex and the Mendicants.

To get an idea of the group's talent watch the following video of the 2008 Mendicants performing "Run Around Sue":


  1. Loved that! I'm going to look for more on you tube right away

  2. Have you ever watched the singing competition show Sing Off? There are usually a couple of college groups each year. Very entertaining.

  3. I know that was a fun evening! I love a cappella singing. Actually, I love most any kind of singing... it seems every song from the older days is my "favorite".

  4. So glad you added the video.....what talent:)

  5. That sounds like so much fun! I love 'barber shop quartet' type groups. Glad you were able to attend. g

  6. I love it!! There's something special about a college a cappella group...

  7. Awww I love a cappella ......>!!!


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