Vocal Blog::Vocal Asia 2015 Interview

by Juliana Baron, July 31st of July 2015   Vocal Blog Talk with Christine Liu, Wuming Chen and Bud Jan Christine Liu - Music Director and Alto of the vocal group Voco Novo (Taiwan) - Director of International Affairs of Vocal Asia - Music arranger Wuming Chen - Chief Executive Officer of Vocal Asia -

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VF-UK::A Comprehensive Guide to A Cappella at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015

A Cappella has fast become a regular feature at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and groups are getting top notch reviews from music and non-music fans alike. We’ve trawled the programme for all the a cappella that we could find and listed it in one place for you with a few top tips too!

Of course if you’re only able to make one show, come and see The Voice Festival’s very own showcase on

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VF-UK::Facebook Giveaway

Do you ‘like’ us on Facebook? We use it to share news, interesting posts and general excitement about all things a cappella. And this week, we gained our 1000th follower!

To celebrate, we’re doing a special book giveaway of the terrific Icebreakers. Just click here to like our page, share the post, and be in with a chance of winning a book worth £36. Hurry – you

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Vocal Blog::VOCES8 coming to Freiburg – Interview with Paul Smith

by Nina Ruckhaber, Vocal Co-Blogger VOCES8‘s upcoming show in Freiburg, the “Capital of the Black Forest” (and place of Acappellazone‘s/Vocal Blog‘s headquarters) gave me the opportunity to interview Paul Smith, the mastermind behind one of the UK’s most active vocal groups. If you live in Germany, Switzerland or France, don’t miss the opportunity to see

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The Magnets::Goodbye Andy Steve and Fraser

The Magnets are very sad to be saying goodbye to some very dear friends and long serving members of the group. Steve, Andy and Fraser are moving onto a new stage of their musical career and they’ll be sorely missed. It’s been lovely for this line-up to go out on a high, with some of

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VF-UK::Ever wondered what it’s like to attend a Voice Festival workshop

Attending a singing workshop may seem like an intimidating prospect for beginners – so find out a little more about what they involve by reading our latest guest blog by Kam Sandhu and Houmaa Chaudry. As well as enthusiastically volunteering to help out at our Festival Weekend, the girls found the time to attend Tobias Hug’s unforgettable beatboxing workshop – and loved every

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Vocal Blog::AAVF 2015 “Like Woodstock – just better”

A Facebook chat dialogue between Jeff Meshel (“Jeff Meshel’s World: Song of the Week”) and Florian Städtler (Vocal Blog/Acappellazone) about Aarhus Vocal Festival 2015, friends and family, the value of competition and Israeli golf courses. (Excuse the “experimental” layout…remember: Content is king!) Jeff Meshel Hey, Mr. Städtler! Where the hell were you? You

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Win a recording session with Universal Music

Pitch Perfect 2 comp poster
Would you like to win a special recording session for your group at Universal Music's studios in London?

Of course you would. What do you have to do? Upload a video of your group singing Jessie J's "Flashlight" by the end of June 12th to the Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/Vine hashtag ‪#pp2flashlight‬ or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. At present they've had very few entries so if you can manage to busk it with your group you'll have an excellent chance of winning. Full terms and conditions can be found at: http://po.st/PP2TermsConditions. Good luck everyone

The Magnets::China 2015 – Mikey’s Picture Journal

Strangely we’ve posted virtually nothing on here about one of our most epic ever tours, our recent second tour of China. It was a great trip, superbly organised by our agent Annie and her assistant Mu-Mu, taking in cities from ultra-modern Shanghai all the way up to Mudanjiang near the North Korean border via plane, coach

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Vocal Blog::Sing Toronto 2 Aaron Jensen Interview

Aaron Jensen, Sing! Toronto Artistic Director Skype-interviewed by Florian Städtler on May 14th, 2015 Hi everybody, this is Florian with Vocal Blog and today I’m talking to the Artistic Director of one of the finest vocal music festivals in the world, Sing!, the Toronto Vocal Arts festival. Welcome, Aaron Jensen! So the time has come

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Vocal Blog::Acappella – The Musical Exclusive Interview

Florian Städtler (FSt), Vocal Blog editor-in-chief on June 20th, 2015, interviewing Greg Cooper (Executive Producer) and Evan Feist (Music Director) about “Acappella The Musical”, which will debut in New York on July 7th. Before you read the interview below you might want to win tickets for the upcoming shows of Acappella The Musical (July 7th-14th)

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VF-UK::The University of Exeter’s Semi-Toned – VF-UK University Champions 2015

Semi-Toned 2015Semi-Toned have been involved with the Voice Festival UK since before I even went to university. In 2012, the group, barely eighteen months old, entered the South West regional of the competition in

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