Today in Swampscott, Jan. 10, Swampscott Singer Performs at White House

Swampscott pier. Credit: Terry Date
Swampscott pier. Credit: Terry Date
Friday, Jan. 10

Tide and Sun:
Today, the sun rises at 7:10 and goes down at 4:32. High tide rolls in at 6:31 a.m. and 7:07 p.m.; low tide rolls out at 12:01 a.m. and 12:47 p.m.


Rachael Burke '14 of Swampscott, performed with The Trinity College Quirks, an all-female a cappella group, in the White House Grand Foyer on Saturday, Dec. 21, as part of a holiday tradition in the nation's capital. Singing groups are invited annually to the White House to welcome visitors from around the world, touring one of the world's most well-known buildings during the holiday season.

The White House performance is the latest high-profile appearance for the Trinity Quirks. They sang at the opening of a Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park in 2012; joined the Whiffenpoofs of Yale University for shows at Infinity Hall in Norfolk, Conn., in 2012 and 2013; and competed in the Silver Chord Bowl, a showcase of top a cappella groups in the nation, in 2012. The group has established itself as a Connecticut favorite, having been featured on WNPR, NBC Connecticut, and in Connecticut Magazine, and having performed at several events in Hartford, including this year's Hartford Hodge Podge and the 40th Annual Festival of Trees & Traditions at the Wadsworth Athenaeum.

"This performance is a culmination of our musical and personal progress as a group," said Rachael Burke.


Friday, Nov. 10:

  • History Buffs with Lou Gallo at the Swampscott library from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Discussion group of local Swampscott history. Anyone interested welcome to attend.
  • Marian Court College, 35 Little's Point Road, Swampscott, present the 20 Under 20 of the North Shore at 7 p.m. With guest speaker Margery Eagan Co-host, Boston Public Radio 89.7 and Columnist, Boston Herald This is the first annual celebration of twenty North Shore high school students who are the social and community workers and leaders of today and tomorrow. 


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