April Fools: Gettysburg’s Own Robert Natter Set to Headline Springfest 2019

Editors' Note: This satire article is a part of The Gettysburgian's annual April Fools' special edition and is not a real news story.
Dr. Robert Natter cheeses with students from both the Gettysburg and Puerto Rican choir at Escuela Libre de Música (Photo courtesy of Gettysburg College Choir)

Dr. Robert Natter cheeses with students from both the Gettysburg and Puerto Rican choir at Escuela Libre de Música (Photo courtesy of Gettysburg College Choir)

By Phoebe Doscher, Assistant News Editor

Prepare to be amazed. Sunderman Conservatory’s own choir director Dr. Robert Natter is set to headline Springfest 2019.

Although he chose not to comment in an effort to save his voice leading up to the big day, his setlist is expected to include subtle nods to his favorite composers and feature some of today’s latest head-banging pop hits.

Natter will be backed up by the band, The Hangry Hippos, an ode to his favorite animal, featuring Conservatory students as his backup singers.

The Live Music Committee ultimately decided on Natter after weeks of deliberation. An anonymous member commented on their satisfaction with the decision.

“We couldn’t have chosen a better headliner for this year. Natter’s extensive choral background deems him the best man for the job! Get ready for the best Springfest this campus has ever seen!”

Natter assured The Gettysburgian that his chorally inspired, pop-infused set list will include ageless hits sure to make everyone tap their feet and sing along.

“Finally,” An anonymous Springfest enthusiast exclaimed, “A Springfest artist we all recognize!”

An anonymous Conservatory student told The Gettysburgian his thoughts on Natter taking center stage, “Honestly, I’ve been waiting for this moment since I arrived at Gettysburg. I don’t know why it took so long for them to reach this obvious decision!”

A Sunderman Conservatory faculty member echoed this student’s appraisal of Natter’s talent: “He was born ready for this moment… I think he has his outfit picked out and everything. Who knows, he may not even need a microphone! His beautiful resonance can fill any room and warm anyone’s heart.”

Natter may have been born ready for his Springfest performance, but is Gettysburg ready? Tune in on April 26 for an event that is sure to be the highlight of Springfest and the talk of campus for years to come.

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Author: Phoebe Doscher

Phoebe Doscher ’22 is the News Editor for The Gettysburgian. She previously served as a staff writer, features section copy editor, and Assistant News Editor. Originally from Sandy Hook, CT, she is an English with a Writing Concentration and Theatre Arts double major. Aside from writing and editing, she studies voice at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music and can often be seen working on and offstage in the theatre department.

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