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BU Sweethearts Sing “White Winter Hymnal”

A cappella group’s music video of Fleet Foxes hit

Final exams start today, which means the holidays are at hand. With that in mind, we wanted to help everyone get in a festive mood. So we asked one of BU’s talented a cappella groups, the BU Sweethearts, to perform a cover of Fleet Foxes’ “White Winter Hymnal,” originally recorded and released in 2008.

The BU Sweethearts’ repertoire includes oldies, jazz, pop, and much in between. We think you’ll agree that this video is the perfect way to reach that holiday state of mind.

Find out more about the BU Sweethearts and their upcoming concert dates by ‘liking’ them on Facebook.

For the rest of the week, BU Today is bringing you videos featuring University musical groups performing and talking about the ways music enhances both their sense of identity and their spirituality.

View the entire series here.

This story was originally published on December 13, 2012.

Erik Duda, Multimedia Producer video film, BU Today, Bostonia, Boston University
Erik Duda

Erik Duda can be reached at erikduda@bu.edu.

7 Comments on BU Sweethearts Sing “White Winter Hymnal”

  • waveydavey11 on 12.13.2012 at 7:07 am

    There’s nothing like a song about somebody’s head falling off and turning “white snow red” to get you in the “festive” mood. Really?

    • Erik on 12.13.2012 at 9:29 am

      It’s a series of memory snapshots about childhood winter in general, with the exception of a specific memory brought on by the colors of the red scarves.

  • Carly on 12.13.2012 at 9:39 am

    Beautiful voices

  • Anonymous on 12.13.2012 at 11:01 am

    I on the other hand, think the harmonies and intricacies are more important over the lyrics, I feel very festive. Nice job, ladies!

  • Anonymous on 12.13.2012 at 11:02 am

    This is lovely! Sounds gorgeous, girls. Great job! Too bad waveydavey11 cant appreciate the real beauty behind the song.

  • music lover on 12.19.2012 at 10:51 am

    Very nice!

  • Anne DiNoto on 12.16.2013 at 10:39 am

    BU Sweethearts are fantastic and produce beautiful music!

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