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Over 2.4 million listens
A fun one from 2019
Mashup of 2 oldies
Frequently Asked Questions
Who Are We?
Stanford's Original A Capella Group
The Mendicants are a group of singers devoted to performing the best songs of today, yesterday, and several decades ago. We pride ourselves using TTBB sound (tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone, bass) to sing a wide variety of styles, from gospel and barbershop to original compositions, jazz standards, and contemporary pop. You can see us on stage, serenading in stairwells, or even just breaking out into song around campus.
They say that the group originally rehearsed only one song that they performed for the first time one lunchtime in Branner Hall. As they sang, the hall rang with beautiful music, and soon there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. When they finished, there was a tumultuous explosion of applause as undergrads threw themselves at the stunned Mendicants, clamoring for more. The rest, as they say, is history.
Frequently Asked Questions (with COVID updates)
How often do you rehearse?
Where does the group tour?
What kind of music does the group sing?
What's the deal with shows and competitions?
Does the group have a plan for the virtual quarter (and year)?
The Mendicants has a comprehensive plan for the upcoming year. We will virtually rehearse, host social events, record for our next album, and compete in ICCA. We will have workshops on music arrangement, singing technique, audio mixing, and recording. We will give returners and new members alike everything they need to be successful Mendicants.
I haven't really sung before. Can I still audition?
Before joining the group, many of our members had little more musical experience than singing in the shower. We don't require members to read music. We encourage you to audition regardless of experience level.
What should I include in my audition video?
Your audition video should include a snippet of a solo of your choice (about 45 seconds - 2 minutes). The song can be anything that you like and you think works well with your voice. If possible, try to record yourself in a quiet place without many echos. Also, please introduce yourself and the song you'll be singing at the beginning of the video and name the video file in the following way: "Firstname_Lastname". See the home page of this site for other specifications of the submission. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Marcus (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ryland (email@example.com).