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Cadence, Lafayette’s all-female a capella singing group, will appear on the Lehigh Valley PBS weekly magazine program Tempo at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 1, and at 9 p.m. the following day.

The group performed the songs “In My Life” and “Son of a Preacher Man” during a taping held at the Lehigh Valley PBS studio on Tuesday, Feb. 20. The students are Cadence president Sandy Veresink, a junior from Easton, Pa., and seniors Jen Allen (Montvale, N.J.), Kate Edelstein (Caldwell, N.J.), Krystin Porter (Jamison, Pa.), and Maria Romas (Short Hills, N.J.).

Also juniors Maria Fekete (Short Hills, N.J.) and Liza Zitelli (Bergenfield, N.J.); sophomores Jess Coakley (Merrimack, N.H.) and Suzanne Montgomery (Thornton, Pa.); and first-year students Farah Arabe (Lima, Peru), Sylvia Anserian (River Edge, N.J.), Kim Enoch (Hatboro, Pa.), and Alison Poole (Randolph, N.J.)

“Taping went very well, although everyone was extremely nervous,” says Veresink. “It only took about an hour once we got everyone arranged in front of the cameras, and everyone at the station was extremely nice.”

Amy Burkett, executive producer for Lehigh Valley PBS and a Tempo co-host, became aware of the group through Veresink’s internship at the station. Veresink comes to the station each Thursday, the main taping day for Tempo.

“Sandra is a talented young person who told me a little about the group, she brought me a CD of the group, and I asked them to be on the show,” Burkett recalls. “I think they’re fantastic. They sounded incredible and I’m excited to be able to let the rest of the Lehigh Valley hear them on Tempo.”

Burkett had been looking to feature a college musical group on the show and was thrilled to learn that Veresink was president of Cadence. “She listened to the CD and quickly invited us to perform on the show,” adds Veresink.

Cadence will also perform Friday, March 2, in a concert to raise money for Alternative School Break, and Saturday, April 21, for “The Sound of Healing” at Lafayette.

“Our big concert for the semester will be with Resolution and the Chorduroys on the Williams Center main stage at 8 p.m. Friday, April 6,” says Veresink. “Featuring new songs, small group performances and skits, it is our first concert ever on the main stage and we’re hoping for a sellout crowd.”

CDs can be purchased from any group member and at performances. The cost is $15 for a double CD of both Cadence and the Corduroys, the college’s all-male a capella singing group.

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