Chaverim

Spring 2013
Chaverim at Jambo Spring 2013
Chaverim at Olde Club
With Alfred James Band, Swarthmore's Olde Club, 2009

Tri-College International A Cappella

Chaverim is a Tri-College, co-ed a cappella group with members from Swarthmore, Haverford, and Bryn Mawr Colleges. We sing songs from many countries, including traditional folk songs, rock and popular music, and original compositions. Our purpose is to bring music from many cultures and traditions to all three colleges, to interact with diverse cultural and musical groups at Swarthmore, Haverford and Bryn Mawr, and, most importantly, to sing. Chaverim is a unique group in that it fosters interaction among the three colleges and shares world musical culture with the tri-college community.

Chaverim rehearses twice weekly, once at Swarthmore and once at either Haverford or Bryn Mawr. Each semester we perform at Swarthmore's a cappella Jamboree, at Bryn Mawr May Day, and at concerts for parents and prospective students at each of the three schools. Each semester we schedule one or two concerts of our own at Swarthmore, Haverford or Bryn Mawr with guest performance groups. We also book one or two concerts in the community at large.

Current Members:

Charles Kacir (SC '17)
Elizabeth Tolley (SC '17)

Andrew Szczurek (HC '16)
Aurora Martinez del Rio (SC '16)
Kerry Robinson (SC '16)
Alex Simms SC '16)
Shabbir Vahanvaty (SC '16)
Z.L. Zhou (SC '16)

Idun Klakegg (HC '15)
Michelle Lee (BMC '15)

Helen Wistman (HC '14)
Ilena Pegan (BMC '14)
Kenneson Chen (SC '14)
Dylan Hillerbrand (SC '14)

Our Songs

Folket från Eä
Swedish pop song by Riltons Vänner. (YouTube)
Butterfly
Rajaton.
Titanium
A lovely arrangement of Sia and David Guetta's song.
Dancing on My Own
Robyn, with a small dose of The Lion King.
Toi, tu
Cerena and Umberto Tozzi.
Little Talks
Of Monsters and Men.
Seikilos Epitaph
A new version of the oldest complete melody in the world.
Pakkanen
Also Rajaton. Rajaton's pretty great.
Lungs
CHVRCHES.
What Does the Fox Say
Ylvis.

Contact Us

Please contact us if you have any questions about auditions, bookings, or our music!
You can reach us at zzhou1(at)swarthmore(dot)edu or at dhiller1(at)swarthmore(dot)edu.

Learn about Chaverim of seasons past