Get to know John
What are you doing in school?
"I’m a senior at the University of Pennsylvania studying History and Islamic Studies."
How long have you been singing in choirs?
“Nine years, I think."
What is your favorite musical memory?
"It's so hard to pick just one, but going to my first professional concert (Chanticleer, circa 2014) was certainly a formative experience."
Do you have any special talents or interests outside of music?
"I love learning languages."
Who is your favorite composer?
Who's your favorite non-classical musical artist?
"I don't know!"
What song have you not been able to stop listening to?
"In Your Eyes by BADBADNOTGOOD and Charlotte Day Wilson."
What's your favorite thing about singing in Lux?
“The shenanigans, I suppose. Also my choir at school does nothing like the kind of rep we do in Lux."
Can you give an example of shenanigans pulled?
"The whole vibe of the group is fairly shenanigan-prone. It's telling that some members of Lux had genuine objections to the group name changing from Singy Thingy."
What’s your favorite song you've sung with Lux?
“I'll say A Spotless Rose by Paul Mealor because it's such a lovely piece and, importantly, one we can pull off quite well."
What's your favorite holiday and why?
"Christmas. I just really love the lights and the feeling of being around people you care about in winter."
If you could turn anything purple, what would it be?
"The word ‘yellow.’"
Are you a morning person or a night owl?
"I should be a morning person but we’re working on it."
What's the most interesting fact about you?
"I *might* exist!"
John Mullan is a ten-season member of Lux. Previously, he sang in the Maryland Boy Choir from 2009-2012, Voices of DeMatha from 2012-2016, Maryland's All-State Chorus from 2013-2016, and NAfMe's All-Eastern Chorus in 2015. He currently goes to the University of Pennsylvania where he studies history (occasionally). He sings there with Penn's Renaissance Choir, Ancient Voices. Besides choir, John enjoys spending time with his fraternity brothers and searching desperately for usable pianos on campus.
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Penn Collegium Musicum
April 19, 2020 | 8PM
St. Mary's Church, Hamilton Village | Philadelphia, PA