X.ado (pronounced: ZAH-doh) is Dartmouth College's co-ed Christian a cappella group.
That means:

  1. We live up in the boonies of New Hampshire, where "warm" currently means any temperature in positive double digits.  Unfortunately, this is not an exaggeration.  Fortunately, we have running water and modern heating.
  2. There are X and Y chromosomes in the group; some of us have just X chromosomes and some have both X and Y.
  3. In this life, all of us cling to the truth that is Jesus Christ.  We don't all have the exact same beliefs, but to all of us, HE is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.  He is the reason that we...
  4. Make music without instruments!  This involves a mix of singing real words, made-up words (jen doo bahp weeaaorw doh), and various percussive sounds.  Our repertoire consists of mostly contemporary songs of various genres, and a few more choral songs.  We also make attempts at humor by creating skits, comedic and otherwise, that we perform during our sets.
X.ado's Purpose X.ado exists as both a performing a cappella group and a ministry on Dartmouth's campus.  Externally, we strive to use the voices, senses of humor, and the other talents that we believe God has given us, in order to glorify Him and to spread the message of the love and salvation that can be found through Christ.  Internally, we strive to work together in making music, and to encourage each other in our spiritual walks, daily grind of Dartmouth living, and really all aspects of life.
We are constantly seeking to love God more, to love each other more, and to share the hope given to us by that amazing love that has found each of us.
... Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."   [ John 14:6 ]
You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.  Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die.  But God demonstrates his own love for us in this:  While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.   [ Romans 5:6-8 ]
This is how God showed his love among us:  He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.  This is love:  not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.  Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.  No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.   [ 1 John 4:9-12]

e-mail us at xado@dartmouth.edu

Last updated on May 22 by Max J. Seidman