Acappella & Vocal Groups
MIT/Wellesley Toons is a cross-campus a cappella group, pulling talented singers from both the MIT and Wellesley communities. Founded in 1990, we have a long history of performing indie and pop alike (from MGMT to Adele), celebrating old-fashioned favorites (like Simon and Garfunkel or Boyz II Men), and occasionally indulging our taste for the playful and absurd (Double Rainbow, anyone?). We perform on and off campus for events and concerts throughout the school year, and always enjoy being a guest group for other a cappella acts.Link
The Blue Notes
Founded in 1954, the Blue Notes are one of Wellesley College's premier a cappella groups. While our repertoire originally consisted of jazz music, it has evolved to include oldies, pop, rock, traditional, as well as blues. Known as the "funky" group on campus, our original choreography, varied repertoire, and fun, sassy members always bring a crowd. The Blue Notes host a main concert each semester as well as numerous small "teaser" performances throughout the year.
The Tupelos are the oldest a cappella group at Wellesley, named after the romantic spot on the College’s Lake Waban, “Tupelo Point.” For over 65 years, the group has been charming audiences up and down the East Coast, hosting guest groups, and recording CDs to share music with friends and family back home. Our repertoire includes pop, jazz, throwbacks, and traditional Wellesley songs, and we are known for our fun, high-energy, red-hot a cappella.
The Wellesley Widows are a thirteen-voice a cappella singing group. We celebrated our 60th anniversary in 2009, making us one of the nation's oldest women's collegiate a cappella singing ensembles. Originally known as the Wellesley College Octet, we are proud to carry on a tradition of fine musical entertainment to audiences all over the United States as: The Wellesley Widows: Dressed to Kill since 1949.