Xavier Singers flash back to the past

By: Aiyana Moore ~Staff Writer~

Xavier Singers will take a look at how recent hits reflect songs from the past. Their performance features music by Queen, *NSYNC, as well as more recent songs by Meghan Trainor and Ed Sheeran.

The Xavier Singers tap into the audience’s feelings of nostalgia as they perform their newest show, “Now and Then: When Past Meets Present.” “Now and Then” features musical hits of the past, including songs by Queen and *NSYNC, and current hits by Meghan Trainor and Ed Sheeran. “Our original idea for the show was to take a look at how songs today show a great reflection of songs from the past,” junior Vice President of singers, Bill Bentley said. Following the theme of past and present, the group welcomes several Singers alumni to join the show.

“There are songs throughout the show where only current members perform, the alumni and current members perform together and some songs where it’s just alumni,” sophomore co-Public Relations Officer Taylor Jach said. Sarah Rotte, sophomore co- Public Relations Officer, said the director always shares funny and inspiring stories about Singers alumni.

“With these stories engraved into my head, it has been cool to finally place a name with a face,” Rotte said. “But the chance to perform and share the stage with them is even cooler.” With a wide range of genres, from pop and rock to musical theater, there’s sure to be something for everyone that comes to the show.

“With this show, I am most excited to showcase ‘Lovin’ Is Really My Game,’ one of our closing numbers,” Rotte said. “It’ll be a moment where all the alumni and current members will take the stage together, dancing to a legendary Singers number that has been passed down for years.” “It’s been awesome to work with all of the alumni and see how the group was when I wasn’t here at Xavier,” Jach said. “It gives you a cool perspective on the group and its legacy.” Music will be provided by Eclipse, a Cincinnati band known for their mix of new and old school.

“A sneak peek of the Singers show can be seen at the Unified for Uganda benefit concert,” Bentley said. The concert will be held at 6 p.m. on April 22 at the Husman stage. The Singers will perform “Now and Then” at 7:30 p.m. on April 24 and 25. Presale tickets will be sold from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m on April 22 in Gallagher and on April 23 in Fenwick.

Presale tickets are $5 for students and $10 for non-students. Tickets bought at the door are $7 for students and $12 for non-students.