Topics: Loreleis

The Loreleis is the premiere all-female a cappella group at UNC. It was established in 1981 and consists of 16 undergraduates. They are named after the mythical siren that enchanted sailors with her voice and lured them to their deaths. The Lorelais release a new album every other year and tour internationally twice a year, and they perform campus and community events. Their style includes contemporary pop, R&B, country, alternative and holiday classics.

Loreleis place second in a cappella competition

UNC all-female a cappella group the Loreleis perfected its pitch Saturday during the International Championships of Collegiate A Cappella South region quarterfinals.


UNC student groups sing the blues at FRANK

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FRANK Gallery is combining art and music to counter the winter blues. As part of its new “Blues” exhibition, FRANK is hosting a series of Thursday night salons — evenings of music and performances that incorporate various UNC student groups.


Pink powder party on quad

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Students were pelted with pink and Carolina blue powder on Wednesday night, enthusiastically donning the colors as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


UNC a capella groups will perform at NC State Fair

What do the UNC Clef Hangers, the Loreleis and fried Girl Scout Cookies have in common?
All three are a part of the 2012 N.C. State Fair.


3 UNC a cappella groups to perform this weekend

Though all of the choral groups on campus share a passion for singing, they each have a unique approach. This weekend, three groups will bring their own styles to the stage.

“Every group kind of has their shtick,” said Katie Paxton, president of the Loreleis.


Campus groups compete for fresh talent

If you see someone handing out fliers in the Pit this week dressed as a gorilla, don't be surprised.

It's just an example of how far some student performance groups will go to attract new recruits.


Arts community sees space limits

While UNC student organizations help students find their niche in campus life, the organizations themselves are having difficulty finding their places on campus.


Singing groups seek to recruit fresh voices

Hark the sound of Tar Heel voices. All-male, all-female and co-ed a cappella groups around the University are warming up for a busy year with auditions beginning this week.

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University voices spring with start of season

The birds aren't the only ones singing as UNC's a cappella season kicks into high gear.

Many groups are presenting their marquee concerts as the year draws to a close.

"Spring is definitely the busier semester for us," said Cassie Criswell, concert manager for the Loreleis.


Loreleis sing for the fences

The Loreleis' cresting voices have carried them everywhere from local radio stations to "The Today Show."

Last Wednesday, their notes swept over Yankee Stadium, rising and falling to the words of the national anthem.


Singers Contend With Fan Culture

A typical show at Memorial Hall for two of the major a cappella groups at UNC is a sight to see. A sold-out house of screaming fans awaits the talented musicians, and when the singing starts, the screaming doesn't stop there.


Loreleis Celebrate 20 Years of Song

It was October 1981. Eight girls, all UNC undergraduates, got together to sing at a Morehead banquet. They called themselves the Loreleis, after their favorite song, and they sang that song along with "Sentimental Journey" and other ballads.

The audience loved their a cappella vocal harmonies; a thank-you note described them as "eight women who could sound like 50."


Despite Mistakes, Loreleis Steal the Show at Jam

Remember the first "Divas Live" on VH1? At the end of the show, Aretha Franklin sauntered on stage, out-singing and out-performing the other divas-in-training. "Divas Live" might have been an ensemble concert, but it was ultimately Aretha's show.