The community is invited to enjoy a joyous evening of song when Hooshir, Indiana University’s Jewish A Capella group performs a mixture of Jewish, Israeli and American pop music on Saturday, January 19, starting at 7:30 PM. Admission is free. The young men and women who make up Hooshir A Cappella come from places ranging from New York to Texas and have diverse academic focuses which include opera, Jewish sacred music, supply chain management, Portuguese, and environmental management.
Collegiate A Capella ensembles are college students in singing groups that perform entirely without any musical accompaniment. These groups have become extremely popular on college campuses across the country, although they are not new; the first collegiate a cappella group was first formed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1873.
Founded in 2006, Hooshir has performed at the White House Hanukkah party as well as in Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and Chicago. The group released a CD last winter entitled “Knock Knock Hooshir” and looks forward to recording their next album soon. Recently Hooshir was accepted to the quarterfinals of the International Competition of Collegiate A Cappella, which will take place in February.