'Rumour Has It' there's a free concert at Abington on Dec. 9

The rumour is true: The Penn State Abington annual Singing Showcase returns on Sunday (Dec. 9) and will include the students’ interpretation of Adele’s hit “Rumour Has It."

The Treblemakers, a new student choir, will make their showcase debut. The all-female group sings jazz, classical and gospel as well as the contemporary songs by girl groups and works created by women composers.

The concert also will feature the AbingTones, the co-ed a cappella singers. The student group performs regularly at campus events and for the surrounding community. They have staged a flash mob concert at the historic Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia and sung the national anthem for the Philadelphia Phillies.

In addition to Adele’s hit “Rumour Has It,” the students are slated to perform “Smooth Criminal,” “Surfer Girl,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Fever” and “Soul Sister,” among others.

The students, led by music director Stephanie O’Dea, take center stage in the Sutherland Auditorium at 2:30 p.m. Admission is free. Students representing Abington THON will be collecting donations to support children and families struggling with pediatric cancer.

For a preview of the AbingTones singing The Beach Boys’ “Little Surfer Girl,” go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEww5XpDkqY.

Abington Cultural and Community Events has provided free and low-cost family, arts and educational events to the community for more than a decade. For more information on upcoming programs, go to www.abington.psu.edu/ca or call 215-881-7800.