Voices of Notre Dame Undertones carry – all the way to Ft. Collins

University of Notre Dame Undertones, a premiere men's a cappella group, appears in Ft. Collins Sunday, Jan. 14.

University of Notre Dame Undertones, a premier men’s a cappella group, appears in Ft. Collins Sunday, Jan. 14.

Savor the beauty of the human voice with the University of Notre Dame’s Undertones at 5 p.m. Mass and a 7 p.m. concert, Sunday, January 14 at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. This premier men’s a cappella group will sing a few pieces during Mass, with more planned at the 7 p.m. concert, Rm. 104, Seton Hall.

Notre Dame Undertones’ roots: ‘Five Freshmen and a Guy’

In the fall of 1996, five freshmen members of the Notre Dame Glee Club wanted to provide a cappella music to the masses. After banding together, they made the disheartening realization that all of them could only sing tenor. Undaunted, they recruited a senior member of Glee Club to cover the low notes, forming the group: “Five Freshmen and a Guy Named Kirk”

(Fun fact: One of the group’s founding members, Patrick Quigley, now is the director of Seraphic Fire, a two-time Grammy-nominated chamber choir.).

Out of this group arose the Notre Dame Undertones, a 13-man a cappella ensemble that performs across the country. Their repertoire spans everything from traditional Glee Club standbys to a cappella arrangements of popular music. The Undertones have recorded multiple albums.

Free-will offerings for Sunday’s concert will be accepted. Visit the Undertones on YouTube.

Notre Dame Undertones - Slow Dance - one of the group's albums available for sale

Notre Dame Undertones albums available through iTunes and at their website.

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About Karin Livingston

Mrs. Livingston taught at Saint Joseph Catholic School with a State of Colorado teaching license for 15 years before moving into the parish-school technology coordinator position in 2006. Mrs. Livingston was instrumental in piloting the technology aspects of the school literacy program, including introduction of the Accelerated Reader reading practice program, and the Student Teacher Assessment of Reading (STAR) program. Mrs. Livingston has been a parishioner at Saint Joseph Catholic Church since 1993. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Science from the University of California at Davis. Mrs. Livingston blogs and is the author of the young-adult equestrian novel, Winning Bet.
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