On 27 January 2008 six groups of a cappella singers (96 singers in total) from varying musical styles came together for a day festival of quality coaching, and singing to each other. They enjoyed the experience so much that it was agreed that a British a cappella organisation should be brought into existence so that there could be more of the same! Since then, two more festivals have been organised, the latest on 7 March 2010.
This website is being developed to serve Sing a cappella! – the name adopted for the new society at the inaugural general meeting in October 2009. We also adopted a constitution and elected the first national executive committee at that meeting.
The society's aim is to support groups singing in harmony and singing predominantly a cappella, from duets through to large choirs and choruses. We hope that Sing a Cappella! will be of particular appeal to those groups or musical styles for which there is no support organisation currently in existence. Barbershop choruses and quartets have their own associations in the UK which offer all this and more for them. College groups are similarly supported by The Voice Festival UK.
The initial challenge continues, ie. to discover just who is out there singing a cappella either in mixed voice groups or in all men or all women groups around the UK. No-one really knows. We had 37 groups affiliate to us early on, but we suspect that it's just the tip of the iceberg.
We also have had a scheme for Individual Membership since the beginning, but at our first AGM in October 2010 we also introduced a scheme of Group Membership, whereby both the group and all of its singers are members . The drop downs from ' Join' in the main menu of the site will take you to the membership area, where you'll find a full description of benefits and costs.
Alongside the October 2010 AGM, we introduced a different kind of workshop which was based on the individual rather than on singing groups. We all enjoyed Suzi Digby's enthusiasm and expertise and, by sheer co-incidence of course, it also provided us with a well attended first AGM!
Hi I would like to know more because I am an accapella singer individual that longs to sing
Hi, I currently sing as a low bass (range C to F#) with a cappella choir, Glorious Chorus in Devon. Unfortunately, the choir will be disbanding in 2013, the director taking a sabbatical, so I'm seeking to join another, quality a capella group/ ensemble/choir in the South West area. Can anyone advise me? Willing to travel.
Tenors and basses sought to augment for a professional venue Gospel concert in December, South Oxfordshire. And if you like us (Didcot Community Gospel Choir) how wonderful if you wanted to stay!. See didcot- gospel.co.uk.
I have always loved close subtle harmonies and I would like to join a small a capella group (maybe a quintet or similar) close to my area which is Basingstoke in Hampshire.Can anyone advise please?
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