MEET THE ABBEYS
In February of 1992, three gentlemen gathered to change the course of aca-history. Their goal: to create an all-male a cappella group at Boston University. After several attempts—and a few close calls—the Dear Abbeys of Boston University were born. The idea was simple: assemble a small group of men who enjoy music, camaraderie and “no show-tunes”, arrange popular songs for voice, and sing.
Now—over 25 years later—the Abbeys have gained a reputation in the a cappella community for musical precision, complex and unique arrangements and an energetic style of live performance that’s difficult to match. After winning the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA’s) in 2005, the Abbeys have performed in stadiums, on street corners and everywhere in between. Their unique style is frequently heard at weddings, corporate events, charity functions, high schools, and the greater Boston community.
Most recently, the group has focused on sharing their talents with students around the country. The Abbeys aim to inspire, inform and entertain—introducing young thinkers to the arts with the hope of initiating positive change.The group has toured the U.S. and beyond, traveling to Florida and California, Alaska and Colombia. In the past they have been so lucky as to team up with musical heavyweights like Steven Tyler, Ben Folds, NOTA, Pentatonix and Ball in the House.To date, the Abbeys have produced ten studio albums. Check out our latest album, Songs For Mary Todd, now available on Apple Music and Spotify!
NEWS & UPDATES
MEET THE ABBEYS
TODD REISS ('18) | JACOB NIKOLAJCZYK ('18) | BRADY MOSES ('17) | YANNI METAXAS ('17)| MATTHEW VERA ('17) |
BENJI HADAR ('16) | ALEX MILLER ('16) | NICHOLAS GRIGGS-DRANE ('16) | KENJI GULDNER ('16) | JONATHAN CORSON ('15)
GEORGE DEJESUS ('15) | OLIVER BAVERSTAM ('15)
MEDIA & MUSIC
THE DEAR ABBEYS - LIVE!
Amnesia - Justin Timberlake | Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles | Chunky - Bruno Mars | Smooth - Santana | Sara Smile - Hall and Oates
Tennessee Whiskey - Chris Stapleton | Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon | Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande| Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
Sinner Like You - Parson James | Chasing Twisters - Delta Rae | All in Love is Fair - Stevie Wonder | Yesterday - The Beatles | From Eden - Hozier
Sway - Michael Buble | Attention - Charlie Puth
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Thank you for your interest in The Dear Abbeys!
As all of our members and alumni will tell you, being in the Dear Abbeys is a unique and fulfilling aspect of "the college experience".
We love to welcome new members and are are happy that you’re considering auditioning for the group. On this page, we have outlined a few good details concerning the audition process.
College is a time to try new things, why not perform, record, and tour with the Abbeys?
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the audition process
Our auditions are pretty casual - come chat with us, get to know us, and then sing a little something!
Our Music Director will lead you through warm-ups/vocal exercises and then we’ll have you sing the verse and chorus of a song you feel showcases your voice best.
We recommend that you avoid show-tunes, as they do not reflect the group’s vocal style. To get an idea of what type of songs we do perform, check out our Spotify account, The Dear Abbeys, to hear some recordings.
Auditions for the SPRING 2019 SEMESTER :
Thank you again for your interest in auditioning for The Dear Abbeys! Good luck, and we look forward to meeting you!
On Diversity and Inclusion
As an all-male acapella group on Boston University’s campus, The Dear Abbeys is committed to being a musical organization within the larger community that fosters acceptance, growth, talent, and individuality by accepting members, audiences, and music of singer/songwriters of all races, genders, sexualities, abilities, and more.