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SILVER MEMBER FEATURE: Sista! Quartet

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 in Featured | 0 comments

SILVER MEMBER FEATURE: Sista! Quartet

Congratulations to AUS-ACA NSW State Final Champions Sista! Quartet. This Top 5 Region 34 Sweet Adelines International quartet from Sydney is comprised of members Roxana Grunwald (tenor), Clare Davies (lead), Sharon Stewart (baritone) and Sharon Cartwright (bass). Also members of the Northern Beaches chorus in Sydney, Australia, Sista! Quartet is known for their “glamour and glitz with a sassy and smooth delivery.” They secured their spot at the AUS-ACA National Finals (Sept 6) after taking home first place at the AUS-ACA NSW State Final...

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SILVER MEMBER FEATURE: Serotonin

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in Featured | 0 comments

SILVER MEMBER FEATURE: Serotonin

Congratulations to AUS-ACA Wild Card Video Final Runners-Up Serotonin! This mixed ensemble from Griffith University aims to promote the a cappella style within the Griffith community while also serving and as an outlet for members to build performance experience. Serotonin favors fresh, contemporary repertoire and emphasizes vocal excellence above all. Formed just over a year ago, Serotonin are improving in leaps and bound and have been making a splash in the media after not only securing their place at the AUS-ACA National Final but also...

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SILVER MEMBER FEATURE: Sydney Vocal Project

Posted by on Jun 27, 2014 in Featured | 0 comments

SILVER MEMBER FEATURE: Sydney Vocal Project

Congratulations to AUS-ACA NSW State Final Runners-Up Sydney Vocal Project! SVP is comprised of singers dedicated to performing contemporary choral music at the highest level. The group is directed by Jim Catt, who has coached and competed with singing groups across northern Europe, and consists of members who hail from the Sydney Suburbs, Wollongong, The Shire and The Central Coast. Sydney Vocal Project draws influence from quartets, groups, and choruses from around the world, including The Swingle Singers and Voces 8 from the United...

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SILVER MEMBER FEATURE: Now In Stereo

Posted by on Jun 26, 2014 in Featured | 0 comments

SILVER MEMBER FEATURE: Now In Stereo

Congratulations to AUS-ACA SA State Final Champions Now In Stereo, a youth barbershop quartet based in Adelaide. The group formed in 2010 when members Mitch Bartel, John Khammash, Ryan O’Dea, and Sama Aghili were introduced to the barbershop style while students at Charles Campbell Secondary School. All members of the Festival Statesmen Youth Chorus, Now In Stereo boasts a repertoire of both barbershop classics and contemporary radio hits, treading the line between popular styles and the unique harmonic language characteristic of the...

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SILVER MEMBER FEATURE: Co-cheòl

Posted by on Jun 18, 2014 in Featured | 0 comments

SILVER MEMBER FEATURE: Co-cheòl

Congratulations to AUS-ACA VIC State Final Champions Co-cheòl: Georgina Walton, Claire Patti, and sisters Ginger and Merrily Hansen. The sweetly intoned, Celtic-inspired tunes of this all-female quartet are sure to transport you to a distant sonic world. Their Scots-Gaelic namesake, “co-cheòl,” appropriately translates to “harmony.” In light of their successful debut at the 2013 Cygnet Folk Festival in Tasmania and Clare Patti’s individual recognition as “Female Vocalist of the year” in the 2014 Australian Celtic Music...

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ANNOUNCEMENT: AUS-ACA National State Finalists

Posted by on Jun 12, 2014 in Competition, News | 0 comments

ANNOUNCEMENT: AUS-ACA National State Finalists

We’ve announced our national finalists for the University and School divisions of the AUS-ACA competition! Click to view the list of finalists.

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REVIEW: Naturally 7

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014 in Live, Reviews | 0 comments

REVIEW: Naturally 7

  NATURALLY 7 (USA) MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA Saturday 1 June, 14:00 Leonard Bernstein once lauded Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony for its direct communication and for being “accessible without being ordinary.” Bernstein’s words may seem superlative praise for a contemporary a cappella concert, but could just as easily describe the success of Naturally 7’s June 1st Melbourne show through that most universal and accessible of instruments—the human voice—that all in attendance would unfalteringly agree was anything but...

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COMPETITION: Win a FREE School Workshop

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in Competition, Featured, News | 0 comments

COMPETITION: Win a FREE School Workshop

Vocal Australia are offering Secondary Schools (based in Sydney) the chance to: WIN A FREE A CAPPELLA WORKSHOP (valued at $400) with one of our International Aca-Celebrity Presenters (USA): Austin Willacy of: The House Jacks Hannah Juliano of: Delilah, Musae, Pitch Slapped Nicholas Girard of: The House Jacks Founder of Overboard If your students love Pitch Perfect, Pentatonix, Glee or The Sing Off then this is the workshop for them! AVAILABILITY Friday 9 May – Thursday 15 May The FREE workshop is for one 90 minute session. Longer workshops...

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AUS-ACA 2014 State Finalists

Posted by on Apr 3, 2014 in Competition, Featured, News | 2 comments

AUS-ACA 2014 State Finalists

AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITY & SCHOOLS – A CAPPELLA AWARDS (AUS-ACA) Australia’s first truly National A Cappella Championship, AUS-ACA, will see the best Aussie A Cappella groups across the nation go head to head. We’re excited to announce that the following groups have been accepted as the University / League State Finalists for AUS-ACA! NSW STATE FINALISTS  Bella Voce Luminescence Chamber Singers (Canberra) Mac-appella (Macquarie University) Men Of Note Sexy Pitches (Sancta Sophie College, University of Sydney) Sista! Quartet...

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COMPETITION: Naturally 7

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in Competition, Featured, News, Tour | 1 comment

COMPETITION: Naturally 7

Naturally 7 are about to return to tour Australia and New Zealand on the back of an electrifying European arena tour sharing the bill with Mick Hucknall (Simply Red) and The Jacksons, and guesting with Michael Bublé and Coldplay. Vocal Australia are delighted to be able to give away some FREE DOUBLE PASSES to their solo shows in Auckland (24 May), Sydney (29 May), Brisbane (30 May) and Melbourne (1 June) shows.  If you’d like to be in the running to win Naturally 7 tickets and get your hands on these highly sort after tickets then: 1)...

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