HARVARD WINS A CAPPELLA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP ON BROADWAY!
From 5,000 Groups Nationwide, Opportunes out-sing A Cappella Royalty in 64-Team Bracket for Social Justice Charities in “Pitch Perfect Meets March Madness” Biggest College Championship in History
NEW YORK, NY — Broadway On Demand streamed the riveting final, as Harvard pulled off the last of an incredible string of wins over A Cappella legends: CARA-nominated Ivy rival Yale; 2-time ICCA Champion Berklee; 2-time South Asian National Champion Rutgers; renowned Pitch Perfect 2-star UPenn; and finally, NBC’s The Sing-Off Champion Vanderbilt.
The Opportunes’ victory for the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund (LDF), which seeks to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice, coincided with the LDF’s MLK Day launch of its groundbreaking Marshall-Motley Scholars Program, designed to produce a highly skilled cadre of racial justice attorneys. UpStaged Talent Director Victoria Duruh reflected:
“On a historic day, the Opportunes’ memorable victory in this unprecedented virtual college A Cappella championship and their sincere efforts to make a difference for LDF, an organization with a legendary track record of making a difference, is just beautiful karma.”
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