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A flash mob in chapel Friday, Sept. 14, performed by members of Gospel Choir took many students by surprise. Northwestern senior Katie Raab, who is a leader of the group, said she planned the flash mob as an exciting fall kick-off.
“I think we definitely surprised a bunch of people,” Raab said.
During her freshman year, Raab was one of Gospel Choir’s founding members. She said she developed her love for music through her experiences singing in school choirs, in church with family members and at school sporting events, where she sang the national anthem.
Raab said singing in Gospel Choir has been an impactful experience for many members, including herself. Her favorite song she has sung in the choir is “Going to Another Level.”
Students seeking to join Gospel Choir are not required to audition. Raab said she wants everyone to feel welcome in the group, regardless of musical talent.
“You don’t even have to be able to sing,” Raab said.
According to Raab, Gospel Choir’s aim is to provide students with an unintimidating opportunity for musical involvement. Members are not required to participate in performances.
Raab said the group isn’t only about singing but also meeting new people and having a good time together. She described Gospel Choir members as “very fun and very energetic.”
Students interested in Gospel Choir can email Raab at katie.raab@nwciowa. The group rehearses at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays in Christ Chapel.