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Four decades of a cappella

The Clef Hangers will celebrate its 40th anniversary at its annual spring concert at 8 p.m. on April 7 at Memorial Hall.

Since their founding in 1977, the UNC Clef Hangers have established themselves as a Carolina tradition, performing at some of the University’s biggest events from the Sunset Serenade before the first day of classes to Spring Commencement.

The Clef Hangers will celebrate 40 years of a cappella at its annual spring concert at 8 p.m. on April 7 at Memorial Hall. The performance is the culmination of a weekend-long celebration that will give current and past members opportunities to reconnect and share stories of their time with campus’ oldest a cappella group.

“This encapsulates decades of work all evolving into what the group is now,” said Chris Burrus, a Carolina senior and member of the Clef Hangers. “Seeing that it’s been around for 40 years allows members to see that it has a longstanding tradition that’s going to continue past us.”

Throughout the years, the group has played a prominent role in the Carolina experience for the hundreds of students who have been members of the Clef Hangers.

“I can’t even begin to think of what life at the University would be without the Clefs because in many ways the Clefs is the picture frame for my university experience,” said Patrick Dow, the current president of the Clef Hangers. “It definitely makes you feel proud to be a Clef.”

For tickets to the Clef Hangers, visit the Carolina Performing Arts website.