On a Different Note opens for The Rockettes at the Christmas Spectacular.

December 2017 – What began with an email ended with Drew University’s female a cappella group On a Different Note singing at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. 

Radio City’s annual holiday show invited the group to open for the Rockettes after On a Different Note tour coordinator Siobhan Quinlan answered an email seeking choral and a cappella groups to perform.

On a Different Note sang a medley of “The Christmas Song” and “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” The medley was arranged to allow each of the 14 performers to sing a solo in what the group described as a dream experience. “We truly came together in this process and bonded in a way I never knew was possible,” said Quinlan, a junior majoring in women’s and gender studies. “We really got to live out part of our dreams while being up on that stage.” Here’s a closer look at the big day.