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Remote St. Markers: Winter Acapella Song For New Year
Remote St. Markers: Winter Acapella Song For New Year

Between Christmas and New Year's Eve, St. Mark's two a capella groups released their virtually recorded version of Fleet Foxes' "White Winter Hymnal." Arranged by James Wallace—the School's director of music—it was recorded remotely by individual members of the Royal Blues (St. Mark's female acapella group) and the Marksmen (its male acapella group) and then blended together to celebrate the winter and welcome in 2021.

Written by Robin Pecknold, Fleet Foxes' lead singer, the song was originally released in 2008 and was that band's first big hit (consensus Top 5 for the year). It was later covered successfully by the acapella group Pentatonix.

Below is the link to the St. Mark's version, demonstrating the considerable talents of St. Markers creating music remotely during challenging times.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KoQGdsWEcD-vSr65uztUu-t-XPpe7jFi/view