Spring of 2017 Updates
After a break from participating in international competitions, we recently competed in the International Championship of Collegiate A Capella (ICCA) northeast quarterfinals and placed runner-up. For this round, we performed on the stage of Boston Symphony Hall and placed runner-up, once again. For both rounds, we took home the Outstanding Soloist award, given to Chloe Saracco '21. It was an amazing opportunity to showcase our sound, and we are so grateful that we could share our music with the fellow a Capella groups in the northeast region!
In addition, the Opportunes took Costa Rica by storm during our annual spring tour. Our week-long performances at the Westin Playa Conchal Resort and our visit to the La Paz Community School, where we discussed singing, music, and education, were enjoyable ways to relax while sharing our approach to music!
Fall of 2017 Updates
We're still coming down off our post-jam high, but can't wait to close out the semester with our Opportunes family. Shout-out to Erin, Leah, Brian, Nora, Hartin, Joe, and Patrick for joining us at Fall Jam last Sunday evening and bringing the hype! Keep reading for intros to our newest members and information about our latest album, and info on our upcoming performances at Yale and in New York City. Hope to see you soon!
Back in September, we had the pleasure of welcoming four amazing freshmen into the family. We're so happy to introduce you to Jason Yoo, Chloe Saracco, Eric Tarlin, and Julia Herzfelder (from left to right in this photo). We already love them, and we can't wait for you to meet them! You can also find more info on each of them at our Facebook page.
And this December, we released our latest studio album! You'll be able to find All Afternoon on digital shelves starting December 1. This latest installment in the Opportunes recorded history is the culmination of two years of work from five classes of Opportunes. We hope you'll enjoy our take on Coldplay, Andra Day, John Mayer, Alicia Keys, and more this holiday season! The album will be available on both Spotify and iTunes.
New members for 2016-2017 Year
Following an amazing and inspiring round of auditions and several callbacks for Fall 2016, the Opportunes are proud to introduce our five newest members!
Chloe Li, Lily Jacobs, Damian Richardson, Rachel Kahn, and Maribelle Dickins, all Class of 2020, were welcomed into the group early in the morning on Saturday, September 10th. They are all stellar soloists, incredible performers, and just wonderful humans.
Be sure to catch them performing around campus, and soon enough, at our Fall Jam on November 6th in Sanders Theatre. In the meantime, we'll just keep chanting: WE'VE GOT BABY OPPORTUNES!
LATEST STUDIO ALBUM "ELEMENTS" AVAILABLE NOW
After two packed summers of recording, editing, mixing, and mastering, the Opportunes are proud to present our latest studio album – Elements. Elements continues the Opportunes' 35-year history of bold, fresh, and innovative a cappella music with covers of songs both classic and contemporary. Featuring our arrangements of chart-toppers from Marvin Gaye, Clean Bandit, The Beatles, Beyoncé, and more, Elements is sure to delight any listener.
opportunes announce new members for 2015-2016 year
Following our amazing Fall 2015 audition cycle spread over 6 days, 3 callbacks, and featuring 93 amazing vocalists, we are proud to announce the four newest members of the Opportunes!
Noah Fanous '19 of Tyler, Texas, Isabel Lapuerta '19 of Skillman, New Jersey, Jake Stone '19 of South Burlington, Vermont, and Patrick Tan '18 of Carmel, Indiana were brought into the Opportunes family on the early morning of Saturday, September 12.
We are so thrilled to have them as the latest in a line of fantastic musicians and fun-loving individuals that spans our 35-year history. Be sure to catch them perform at their first jam with the group on Saturday, November 7th at Sanders Theater, where they will appear with dozens of Opportunes Alumni at our 35th Anniversary Jam. But until then...we've got baby Opportunes!!
"Summertime" Single available now
Opportunes release second single ahead of new feature-length album available this fall!
Our Kickstarter campaign was a rousing success, and we thought what better way to say thank you to our amazing supporters than with our music. To say 'thank you' and celebrate the season, we're thrilled to announce the release of our newest single, "Summertime" (originally by Gershwin/Heyward) recorded last May with solo by Nikki Kapu '14 and arranged by Pilar Fitzgerald '15.
It's streaming for free on our Soundcloud now, and will be available on iTunes and Spotify soon! If you like what you hear, be sure to check out our previous single, "Counting Stars," and stay tuned for news about our upcoming studio album set for release this Fall!
We Did it!
Opportunes Kickstarter campaign a huge success
Thanks to the support of our friends, family, fans, and alumni, our Kickstarter campaign was successfully funded! We raised an amazing $8500 (a full thousand above our initial goal) that will go directly towards the production of our next studio album, due out this Fall! Be on the lookout for the album, and if you backed this project, all the prizes that are coming your way!
35th anniversary Jam Announced!
The Opportunes are thrilled to announce our 35th Anniversary Jam, which will take place on November 7, 2015 at the Historic Sanders Theater in Cambridge, MA. Opportunes alumni will join current group members for a weekend of festivities and singing commemorating our group's founding in 1980 and our rich 35-year history. This is not a concert you'll want to miss - check back this fall for information on how to purchase tickets.
If you're an Opportunes alum, we'd love for you to take part in our alumni weekend and concert. Fill out this form and let us know if you'll be sharing the stage with us on November 7!
On the Edge
Awarded 4 Stars by the Recorded A Cappella Review Board
Featuring our arrangements of hits from Destiny's Child, Backstreet Boys, Christina Aguilera, Gavin DeGraw, and many more, "On The Edge" is the perfect gift for any music lover.