Pres­i­dent Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama sur­prised a North­eastern Uni­ver­sity a cap­pella group this week when the two unex­pect­edly showed up to a White House hol­iday party to watch the stu­dents sing.

All 15 mem­bers of The Nor’easters trav­eled to 1600 Penn­syl­vania Ave. to per­form for guests at a hol­iday party, but the group was never told, nor did any of them expect, to sing for the Obamas.

We were all in shock,” Jessie Litwin, the a cap­pella group’s busi­ness man­ager, said, according to a press release from the university.

The group had been asked to pre­pare a spe­cial 60-​​second per­for­mance in addi­tion to their main 20-​​minute set, which included hol­iday songs and a few con­tem­po­rary pieces, the release said.

David Corzier, a senior and pres­i­dent of the group, had fig­ured White House offi­cials requested the shorter per­for­mance so they could film it for future use.

When the group fin­ished their main set, they were told the Obamas would be stop­ping by to watch the next performance.

Read the article at Boston.com →