The stage is set for the Ramifications student a cappella group to compete in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) quarterfinals on Feb. 28.
The Ramifications, formed in 2001, have made a name for themselves throughout the Northeast with a contemporary repertoire ranging from pop and rock to R&B and soul. The ensemble has recorded two albums: Voices in the Attic and If Maniacs Riot,
“The group is working hard on its sets, adding in new arrangements and moves, and is eager to get with the other a cappella groups from around New England in their quarterfinal round of competition,” said Kathy Maloney, associate director of the University’s Performing Arts Office.
The singers will face groups from MIT, Northeastern University, Olin College of Engineering, Simmons College, Salem State University, Cornell University, the University of Hartford, and Vassar College at the 7 p.m. contest at Kresge Auditorium on the MIT campus.
“We are very excited for the Ramifications to return to the ICCA competition this spring,” said Maloney. “The group has competed in the ICCAs a number of times in the past and has earned the honor of competing at the semifinals on a couple of occasions.
The top two teams from each of the five quarterfinal rounds held in February will advance to the semifinals at Symphony Hall at the end of March. The semifinal champion from each region will for the championship crown in New York on April 18.
In an appearance before the semifinal competition, the Ramifications will be the featured guest performers at the International Competition for High School A Cappella (ICHSA) competition at Plymouth High School on Saturday, Feb.7.