Seton Hall’s premiere a cappella group, The Gentlemen of the Hall,
will perform the national anthem at the New York Mets vs. Cincinnati
Reds game at Citi Field on Fri., April 4 at precisely 6:56 p.m.
In their largest performance yet, the 16-man student-run organization
will take the field before an anticipated crowd of over 26,000 people,
hundreds of whom will be Seton Hall students ready to cheer them on. The
Gentlemen of the Hall earned this opportunity when the Mets reviewed a
self-submitted video of the group singing at a SHU women's basketball
game, and the team’s productions department approved the group for
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"We are all very excited for this unbelievable opportunity to perform
at a Mets game,” said sophomore Clayton Collier, a founding member and
president of the group. “Since our inception just one year ago, our
members have committed a tremendous amount of time and effort to make
this group a success."
It’s been a busy first year for The Gentlemen of the Hall. Under the
musical direction of sophomore Kevin Scimecca, also a founding member,
the group’s first performance was an arrangement of “Magic,” performed
on the green to promote a B.o.B concert. They also traveled to SUNY New
Paltz to perform in an a cappella showcase, sang “Amazing Grace” at a
candlelight vigil in October, performed the national anthem at several
men’s and women’s basketball games, served as the opening act at the
university's annual Christmas Tree Lighting, and sang at several small
on-campus events including an impromptu performance in the Pirate's
“We hope this will become a lasting legacy on campus at Seton Hall long after we graduate,” said Collier.
Mets tickets for Seton Hall students are on sale through the Student
Activities Board. SHU students pay five dollars for seats in sections
308 and 309, and busing to-and-from the game is available if the tickets
are ordered through SAB.
For non-students, discounted tickets can be purchased by contacting Eric Fox at the New York Mets Group Sales department at email@example.com or at (718) 559-3037.
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