University of Rochester a capella group to perform at White House

Posted at: 12/06/2012 2:23 PM
Updated at: 12/06/2012 8:02 PM

Eleven undergraduate members of the University of Rochester's all-female a cappella group, Vocal Point, have been invited to sing at the White House.

The group will be performing classic and contemporary holiday songs on the morning of Saturday December 8.

The group was told the President and First Lady are not expected to make an appearance during their performance.

During their two-hour performance, Vocal Point will sing a variety of holiday classics, including traditional Christmas carols and Hanukkah songs. They'll showcase their versatility by performing in both contemporary and choral styles. They'll be situated in the White House and will perform for guests and visitors taking the annual Holiday Tour.

The group applied for the opportunity after hearing about it through a recent Rochester graduate who holds an internship in the White House. The application was a three-step process.