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When it comes to Facebook notice, a collegiate a cappella group with roughly 1,000 followers will take whatever praise comes its way. So when Barry Manilow gave the Pennchants a shoutout in mid-May for its video rendition of “Copacabana,” the group counted it as a win. It’s part of a streak. When Penn students were sent home in mid-March, the all-male vocal group was about halfway through preparations for its annual spring show. Rather than letting the rehearsals go to waste, they decided to record the performance remotely—with scattered members (and a few alums) linking up from West Philadelphia to Australia. The result, a seven-part video series called “Social Distance-SING,” doubled as a fundraising effort for the hunger relief organization Philabundance. With tunes ranging from Wham!’s “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go,” to Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now,” to the group’s first original song—sophomore Bauti Gallino’s “Intertwined”—the Pennchants has helped to raise $27,000 so far. Check it out at tinyurl.com/pennchants.

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