UNC Clefhangers and Loreleis Receive Honors

The Clef Hangers, Carolina’s acclaimed all-male a cappella group, will hold its annual Fall Old Well Sing today, Dec. 9, at 5 p.m. The performance is free and will take place in front of the Old Well.

The Clef Hangers have been a feature of Carolina student culture since 1976 and celebrated the release of its 11th album, Facing Clarence, in April. The album earned a rating of 4.7 out of 5 from the Recorded A Cappella Review Board.

Both the Clef Hangers and the Loreleis, an all-female group formed in 1981, will be featured on the 2006 Best of College A Cappella compilation album produced by Varsity Vocals.

The BOCA 2006 CD will include the songs “Crazy Train/Let’s Go” from Facing Clarence and “Happy Ending” from an upcoming Loreleis album to be released in the spring.

The Clef Hangers also were featured on BOCA albums in 2002, 2003 and 2005.

The Loreleis recently were honored with first-place finishes for best arrangement, best soloist and best overall group at the 2005 South Region Divisional contest of the International Championship of College A Cappella. Elizabeth Wright ’05 received the 2005 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award for best female soloist for the song “I Don’t Want You to Go.”

Also, last fall, the Loreleis were chosen to sing the national anthem at game two of the 2004 AL Championship Series in New York.

The General Alumni Association sponsors both vocal groups, offering them practice and storage space in the George Watts Hill Alumni Center. The GAA also provides financial advice and helps the groups maintain their Web sites and alumni databases.

For more information about the Clef Hangers and the Loreleis, or to purchase their albums securely online, visit and

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