Join Sonoma State University’s B Natural Seawolf Singers club on Sunday in Ives 101 at 7 p.m. for their second annual vocal showcase. This year’s theme is “Off the Charts,” where they will be singing classics and “underground anthems.”
B Natural is a student-run club and a show choir group that includes singers and musicians of different genres and musical backgrounds that formed over their mutual love of music and performing. In the past, they have partnered with different campus organizations to put on fundraising events to support different causes.
Past events include a partnership with the Filipino-American Association at Sonoma State University or Pacific Culture Night to celebrate Filipino culture through music and dance and a performance at Gender Bender Night to show appreciation and celebrate the differences of all cultures, genders and sexualities through song and dance.
This year’s show will be split up into two acts with an intermission. A total of 24 songs will be sung, divided between solos, duets and group numbers. Guests can also snack on food and drinks during intermission while also signing up for a raffle giveaway.
In preparation for the event, B Natural wanted to make sure they catered to every musical taste palate.
“The music in our club is very diverse,” said Megan Kleszcz, social and spirit chair of B Natural. “We have songs like ‘Pretty Hurts’ by Beyonce, ‘A Thousand Years’ by Christina Perri, as well as ‘Gettin’ You Home’ by ‘Chris Young’ and ‘Take Me to Church’ by Hozier.”
Although the club is fairly new, it seems to already have a following. “I saw B Natural perform Leona Lewis’s ‘Lovebird’ at Lobo’s one night. I was a part of my high school’s show choir and am still part of my church’s choir,” said sophomore Carolina Owens. “I was so surprised at how good they were and how many different singing styles they had in their group. I got a chance to talk to a couple members after the show and they said they’re always welcoming new members. Next semester I am hoping I can join the group.”
The group has been preparing all year for this event by meeting three times a week to perfect their craft. This will be their biggest event of the year and they’ve decided to pull out all the stops to make sure their performance is flawless. Strobe lights and fog machines will be placed to provide a fun and exciting ambiance for attendees.
Since the event is so close to finals, it will provide students with a break in-between studying for exams and getting ready for summer.
With the event scheduled on Mother’s Day, it gives students an opportunity to join their fellow Seawolves, mothers and loved ones, and sing along to classics while supporting local artists and musicians.
Although last year’s event was such a success, attendees are encouraged to arrive early to get a seat. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.