On Thursday, Nov. 21 College of Charleston’s all girl a cappella group, The AcaBelles, held their annual fall concert.
Being the last concert of the semester The AcaBelles finished strong with renditions of popular songs like Survivor by Destiny’s Child, Titanium by David Guetta and I Want You Back by The Jackson 5 and Ocean Eyes by Billie Eilish.
The girls consistently wowed the audience with flawless harmonies and perfect vocal layering, thanks to the incredible arrangements of these songs done by various members of the vocal group.
The thing that really made the night was the beatboxing by President of The AcaBelles Bailey Borreson (senior) and the beautifully executed solos by each of the soloists.
During the intermission, The AcaBelles continued in their tradition of having all the new members of the group come on stage and be recognized along with a gift from Vice President Sabrina Imbrogno of a piece of mini Babybel cheese.
The girls ended the night’s performances with the group’s three seniors Jami Lee, Bailey Borreson and Rachel Simoneaux singing Grows Old by Thirdstory. Hands down the most emotional and chilling song of the night.
Just as the roaring applause began and The AcaBelles reminisced in their successful final concert, a woman came to the stage and presented each of the senior girls with a bouquet of flowers but gave a bigger one to Rachel Simoneaux, the music director, and then got down on one knee to propose.
The crowd went crazy as Simoneaux said yes through screams, claps and tears coming from The AcaBelles and the audience. The girls surrounded her in a huge embrace making the unexpected proposal the icing on the cake.
The crowd left the recital hall with this feeling of an emotional high lingering in the air due to the mesmerizing performances.