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The Pennchants present Social Distance-SING, in partnership with Philabundance

Posted April 29, 2020

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The Pennchants were formed in 1989 as an all-male subgroup of the Penn Glee Club with an interest in singing songs outside of the Glee Club’s standard barbershop and musical theatre repertoires. Opting to instead perform arrangements of the latest hit songs, The Pennchants became an overnight sensation within the campus music scene, leading them to a victory in the inter-Penn a cappella competition within a year of their inception. Praise rolled in from across the nation and The Pennchants eventually left the Glee Club in 2001. They have since experienced huge success as an award-winning, internationally touring ensemble.

Unable to continue with live performances due to COVID-19, The Pennchants recently launched their online concert series, Social Distance-SING. Using their faithful following for good, the series is presented in partnership with Philabundance, the Delaware Valley’s largest hunger relief organization. The goal of the series is to raise awareness about the rising number of people facing hunger in the Philadelphia region, especially due to COVID-19’s impact on the economy, and to encourage donations to Philabundance.

Watch the trailer for the Social Distance-SING series here and head over to The Pennchants’ YouTube channel so you can subscribe and catch their next video premiere.