The Nor’easters, Northeastern’s award-winning student a cappella group, got the surprise of a lifetime on Sunday when the young vocalists got the opportunity to sing a holiday song for President Barack Obama and the first lady.
All 15 members of the group had traveled to the White House to perform for guests at a holiday party, during which they sang 10 holiday songs and a few contemporary pieces in a 20-minute set. Then they learned their next audience would be the Obamas.
“We were all in shock,” said Jessie Litwin, SSH’16, the group’s business manager. “[The president and first lady] were awesome and so friendly. When we were done singing, they talked to us and asked how finals went.”