April Fools: First Zoom Concert: It was…a Good Try.

Editors' Note: This satire article is a part of The Gettysburgian's annual April Fools' special edition and is not a real news story.
Director of Choral Activities conducting zoom choir concert live

(Director of Choral Activities conducting zoom choir concert live)

By Britney Brunache & Lauren Hand

On Friday, the Gettysburg College Choir held its first ever concert via Zoom. Although it was intended to liven up the spirits of the Gettysburg College students and staff, it actually did the opposite.

“It was kind of weird watching the conductor wave his baton at a camera,” said one student who attended the Zoom concert.

During the course of the concert, one of the performers was muted yet still singing, as if she were lip syncing the performance. Eventually the host noticed and unmuted her, but then the entire audience heard her singing “Friday” by Rebecca Black. She was then muted again.

“The whole thing was absolutely out of sync,” another audience member said. “You could have filled out the entire Gettysburgian Bingo Board from that concert.” 

In a Zoom chat message likely intended to be delivered privately, but which was sent to the entire audience, one choir member said, “Bro I totally didn’t listen to the recordings on Moodle.” 

Another asked in response, “Has anyone ever heard this song before?”

In spite of the haters, Director of Choral Activities Rob Natter claimed the concert a victory. At the end of the concert, as the singers finished at various times, Natter turned to the camera with a smile and said, “And that’s all the songs we know.”

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Author: Britney Brunache

Britney Brunache ‘22 serves as the arts & entertainment editor for The Gettysburgian. This is her first year. Prior to The Gettysburgian, Britney spent most of her time in Kline Theatre working on various shows including Untitled, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Blithe Spirit, and Everybody. This year Britney plans on using her position as an editor to share unique stories and opinions. She is also directing a show she created.

Author: Lauren Hand

Lauren Hand '20 is Magazine Editor for The Gettysburgian. She comes from York, PA, and is double majoring in Spanish and English with a Writing Concentration.

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