'Nerd-Cappella' Choir Seeking Geeky Songbirds

By Andrea Swalec on October 23, 2012 7:31am 

MANHATTAN — Calling all geeks who can carry a tune.

A club called Choirfly, which touts itself as having New York's "premiere nerd-themed a cappella group," is holding open auditions in NoHo Wednesday night for people who love both music and nerd culture. 

"Choirfly's members share a love of singing, in addition to their affections [for] comic books, video games, sci-fi, RPGs [role-playing games] and fantasy," the group explained on Facebook. 

The choir is seeking singers for all voice parts, with no experience necessary, according to audition information.

Would-be nerd crooners should come prepared to sing "Professional Pirate" from the 1996 movie "Muppet Treasure Island" and the "Weird Al" Yankovic song "Hardware Store," which is about someone who loses sleep because he's so excited about a new hardware store opening in his town.

More than 20 people have indicated on Facebook that they would take their shot at joining the choir. Others from across the country said they wished they could chime in.

"I want to move to NYC just to join a nerd-themed a cappella group [called] Choirfly," @robot wrote. 

"Love the concept, ADORE the name, and totally wishing you were in L.A.," another Twitter user, @RebelBelleWed wrote. 

Others lamented the fact that they couldn't attend because of other nerdy commitments. 

"Will there be additional auditions? My life is owned by Gothic Renaissance until November 1st, and I'm definitely interested," Facebook user Melissa Koval wrote, referring to the Fourth Avenue Goth clothing and costume shop.

The Choirfly auditions will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 440 Studios at 440 Lafayette St., Room 3B.

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