The Group

Before After Dark, we came from all over: some of us lived for Glee, while others got a kick out of madrigals and chamber choir. Some of us grew up playing piano or guitar and others got into singing by belting alone in the car. This crazy thing called a cappella is a way to continue that passion and make some awesome memories in the process. 


​​Like many Wash U a cappella groups, we enjoy countless performances in Graham Chapel, the DUC, and the Whittemore House, but After Dark also enjoys spontaneous midnight performances at IHOP or Courtesy Diner. In recent years, we have proudly competed in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA). We've performed at Saint Louis University, University of Michigan, University of Illinois, University of Wisconsin, University of Chicago, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, the nationally syndicated Steve & DC Morning Show, the all around the great city of Potosi, MO, and annually in Chicago (on our yearly fall break trip). In October 2008, After Dark entered the political spotlight by performing live on national television for The Early Show on CBS during coverage of the Vice-Presidential Debate. We have traveled to Disney World together to sing and play. We perform at weddings all over St. Louis.  


After Dark has released four full-length studio albums and an EP, including Eclipse (2008), Aftermath (2011), 'til Dawn (2013), and Solstice (2015). Eclipse received the Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards for Best Co-Ed Collegiate Song and Runner Up fo Best Co-Ed Arrangement. You can check out all of our music on iTunes and Spotify as "Washington University After Dark."

All of this success comes from several hours of rehearsal a week. We critique and workshop our arrangements, perfect notes in sectionals, and sing over and over until we're satisfied. Later, we create choreography that makes us smile. After all of these hours, days, and weeks devoted to our love of music, we have learned something else: we love After Dark.

After Dark's love of music is greatly manifested in what we choose to sing. We compose our own arrangements, covering just about every facet of contemporary music from The Jackson Five to your favorite B-movie theme song, "Snakes On a Plane". We pride ourselves on taking on bold and challenging songs, like the epic Guitar Hero classic "Through the Fire and Flames".
Recording is one of the most exciting parts about AD. Through a professional recording company, After Dark's members record our favored songs voice part-by-voice part. We cannot wait for our next recording, in Fall 2017.   
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