The Techtonics visit MSJ
The Techtonics, Imperial College’s all-male a cappella group, visited the School on Saturday 4 November to deliver a workshop with music students and give a unique performance to over 200 girls, parents and staff.
In Malvern to hold their ‘Freshers Weekend’ rehearsals at the School, The Techtonics delivered a workshop to 20 girls from Years 6-13 where they were shown new warm up games, beat boxing, as well as more traditional musical exercises. This was very much enjoyed by all. Techtonics members also answered questions about university life at Imperial College and what it’s like to sing a cappella internationally.
The Techtonics won the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella in 2016 (the competition so keenly contested by the Bellas in the film Pitch Perfect) and have since gone on to perform to sell-out audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016, the Hong Kong Festival of A Cappella 2017, live on ITV at the London Palladium, and to tour the Southern United States in September, avoiding hurricanes as they went!
The energy of this group gave us all a smile on our faces as we left the concert; they just exuded the joy of singing and entertaining people. Just one of the comments I overheard as the audience left was: “I thought the concert was simply brilliant. They were truly inspirational and if I wasn’t already the age I am, in the career I am, I would have been applying to Imperial College London and joining an a cappella group!”
If you came and enjoyed the event, or if you missed it, you can see more at www.thetechtonics.co.uk.
Words by Dr Guy