The Oberlin Review

The Obertones strike poses during a rousing performance. Their show, The Great Finney Heist, included elements of theater and comedy not often found in a cappella performances.

Obertones, Koreo Pull Heist to Remember

April 24, 2015

Last Saturday night in Finney Chapel, the Obertones brought the audience to their feet with their talented vocals and slick footwork. For their annual spring a cappella concert, the Obertones collaborated with Koreo, Oberlin’s hip-hop dance troupe, in a performance titled The Great Finney Heist. The show included a skit in which the Obertones searched for the treasure that the late Charles G. Finney had hidden within the building. I arrived fully prepared for hijinks and excellent music. The...

Modern Hits, Golden Oldies Garner Standing Ovation at Obertones Show

Clara Shannon

May 2, 2014

Established in 1984, the Obertones are the oldest a cappella group on campus, and they seem comfortable with their standing. While their cockiness can be irritating, they are known for being stellar performers, and their exciting Finney Chapel concert last Saturday night only confirmed the validity of that assertion. The all-male a cappella ensemble gave an hour-and-a-half performance to a visibly entertained audience, and, in a move that distinguished them from similar groups on campus, also supplemented their show with skits and dancing. The 11 Obertones opened the show with each member ina different costume, joking that they would explain later. A sultry performance of D’Angelo’s “Me and Those Dreamin’...

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