Chromatones A Cappella (est. 2012) is a passionate group of singers at McGill University. We perform songs drawn from all genres, inspired by the musical tastes of our members.
Comprised of singers, beatboxers, and rappers from all across the world, our style reflects the unique diversity of our members.
At the end of each semester, we hold a concert to showcase what we’ve been working on. You will also be able to find us performing at events around McGill and Montreal throughout the year, as well as on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!
We sing, rap and beatbox in the style of a cappella, which means that we use no instruments at all! We perform all over the city at events and charm the audiences with our beautiful harmonies.
What makes us different is our wide variety of music! We perform all types of music, ranging from R&B and indie rock to pop and hip hop. To ensure that our music accurately represents our diverse tastes, we vote on songs that we wish to perform at the end of every semester. We then get our own members to arrange the songs. By doing so, every song we perform was arranged by a present or past Chromatones member.
We rehearse as a group about 4 hours per week. We also have some additional time commitments, that run an hour or two per week. These include things like extra gigs around the city, sectional rehearsals, etc.
In order to join, you will have to audition. Don’t worry, it’s not as scary as it seems! Our auditions vary based on what voice parts we need, but are generally held at the beginning of every semester. All you need to do is sign up for an audition time and prepare a 1 minute song of your choosing! Remember – no background tracks! We’re 100% a cappella!