Victory was started during the 1996-97 school year as a ministry of the BCM, another Christian organization on Vanderbilt's campus with the purpose of glorifying God and to serve as a musical witness to the campus. It began in the style of a traditional a cappella chamber choir, performing songs such as Shut De Door, He Never Failed Me Yet, and Jesus My Lord, My Life, My All. Victory grew beyond the campus, performing occasionally for churches in the community.
In 1999, Victory began to shift toward more contemporary music, with students in the group arranging Avalon's Testify to Love. The trend toward more modern pieces continued, and Victory now strives to balance the traditional and contemporary within a large repertoire of songs. Our legacy song is Baba Yetu, the Lord's Prayer in Swahili, taken from the popular video game Civilization IV.
"Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise. Sing unto the Lord with the harp and the sound of singing." Psalm 98:4-5
Victory A Cappella seeks to serve its members by facilitating musical, social, and spiritual fellowship. We seek to serve the Vanderbilt community through ministry and evangelism in our music, declaring the glory of God and sharing His message of love. We seek to serve the city of Nashville and beyond by being good stewards of our blessings and taking every opportunity to love others with our time, finances, and efforts.