By Madison Thompson–
A cappella groups from across the area performed modern hits and classic favorites Tuesday night in Bird Hall.
The performance started with the Athertones from Atherton High School, who performed “Blackbird” and “Under Pressure.” Dragonbeats, from South Oldham High School, performed “Geronimo” and “Renegades.” Next, the Stilettones from Mercy Academy performed “Penny Lane” as well as “Happy” from Marina and the Diamonds. E Major, from Eastern High school, mixed up old and the new with “Jitter Bug” and “Young and Beautiful.”
Finally, Cardinal Rule stepped up. Unlike the high school groups, they had a certain confidence attributed to their countless hours of practice. The group of nine started with a Britany Spears song, “Toxic.” They also performed several other pop favorites such as “Chandelier” by Sia, “Here” by Alessia Cara and “Hold My Hand” by Jess Glynne. A cappella is vocal music without instruments and Cardinal Rule featured the style brilliantly.
When asked what led her to join Cardinal Rule, singer Danielle Curtsinger said, “I don’t know. I just sang a lot of pop music growing up, so when I came to the university and the program started up I was just ready for it and I jumped at the opportunity.”
This performance is only one of many upcoming events for Cardinal Rule. “This is actually a premier for our competition, “Voices in Harmony,” in Lexington,” said Curtsinger.