Sing it!

Sing It to the Heights Competition
Students from St. Columbkille Partnership School in Brighton performing at BC's annual Sing It to the Heights competition in Robsham Theater. Proceeds from the event benefit the school. (Yiting Chen)
Art & Culture / Music | February 26, 2018

Ten talented student vocalists are set to take part in the 14th annual Sing it to the Heights Competition, Boston College’s “American Idol”-inspired singing contest on Thursday, March 1, at 7 p.m. in Robsham Theater.

Tickets for this popular event are $10 each and all proceeds are gifted to the St. Columbkille Partnership School, a Catholic elementary school in Brighton operated by St. Columbkille Parish, the Archdiocese of Boston and Boston College. Last year’s Sing It to the Heights raised approximately $6,200 to support the school’s music program.

“Sing It to the Heights supports a sensational cause,” said Shelby Johnson, a graduate assistant in the Office of Student Involvement. “An event like this epitomizes how Boston College is a campus of men and women for others.”

Performers confirmed to compete on the Robsham Theater Arts Center stage include Molly Cahill ’20, Esther Chung ’18, Savanah Freitas ’20, Michael Lyons ’21, Madeleine McCullough ’20, Patrick McGrath ’20, Nina Mojares ’21, Daniel Paulos ’19, Stavros Piperis ’19 and Christopher Sundaram ’21.

The student competitors will be judged by a panel of three members of BC’s Jesuit Community: Center for Ignatian Spirituality Pastoral Minister Donald MacMillan, S.J., Ramesh Richards, S.J., and Ignatius Idoko, S.J. After listening to their critiques, audience members will decide the final winner.

In addition to these competitors, the audience will be treated to musical performances by Sing it to the Heights 2017 winner Tonye Ikoli ’20, the Boston College Acoustics a capella group, and students from St. Columbkille.

“Sing it to the Heights is one of our favorite events of the year,” said St. Columbkille Head of School William Gartside. “In addition to the funds raised, the event gives our students an opportunity to not only showcase their own musical talents, but also to see firsthand the passionate and talented BC students who bring joy to the community through their performances.”

Sing It to the Heights is sponsored by the Emerging Leader Program, Robsham Theater, the Office of Governmental and Community Affairs, and the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.

Tickets can be purchased at the Robsham box office or online here.

–Christine Balquist | University Communications