A capella singing groups from five universities will perform on Friday, April 15, at Northwestern University in a benefit for relief efforts from the Japanese earthquake.

The event is being organized by Treblemakers, a group of Asian-American students at Northwestern interested in a cappella singing, and will feature similar groups from Yale, MIT, Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Pennsylvania.

The event will be held in the Alice Millar Chapel, 1870 Sheridan Road, at 9 p.m.

Ticket sales will benefit The Japanese Red Cross via the efforts of NU Stands with Japan.

“The show is a culmination of efforts from the Asian American performing arts community,“ says Felix Tsang, Communcations Junior, also co-founder of the group, “This is huge, and I hope that the concert continues to grow bigger each year – that’s our long-term goal.”

Treblemakers, Tsang says, works to represent Asian American musical tastes and talent on campus. The program will also kick-off the Intercollegiate Taiwanese American Student Association Midwest Conference, and is free for all ITASA registrants and volunteers.

Tickets are $5 for the general public, and will be sold at the Norris box office starting on Monday, April 11 and at the door.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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