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SILVER MEMBER FEATURE: Zest!

Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 in Featured | 0 comments

SILVER MEMBER FEATURE: Zest!

Congratulations to AUS-ACA VIC Wild Card Winners Zest! from Ivanhoe Grammar School! Always up for an aca-challenge, the members of this auditioned all-female ensemble are as much at home with folk and gospel as they are with musical theater and pop. They performed two songs as guests at the VIC University/League Finals in May earlier this year – “Rainbow Connection” and “Lollypop”. With a sweet and playful performance, the group worked well together both musically and visually with their synchronised...

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SILVER MEMBER FEATURE: MGC Show Choir

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

SILVER MEMBER FEATURE: MGC Show Choir

Congratulations to AUS-ACA National Finalists MGC Show Choir from Melbourne Girls College! The girls delighted audiences with their qualifying performance at the VIC State Finals in May, where they performed with an energy that was hard to ignore! They performed a set of two contemporary a cappella hits, opening with a cover of Pentatonix’s Daft Punk Medley and closing with the “Pool Mashup” from hit movie Pitch Perfect, which featured the songs “Just The Way You Are” (originally by Bruno Mars) and “Just A...

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REVIEW: Pentatonix

Posted by on Aug 24, 2014 in Featured, Live, News, Reviews, Tour | 0 comments

REVIEW: Pentatonix

PENTATONIX (USA) Atheneum Theatre Melbourne Australia 8pm Saturday 23 August, 2014 Never have I experienced, nor do I think I will again, the sheer, unending excitement within a crowd than at Pentatonix’s first ever Australian show at the Athenaeum Theatre in Melbourne last night. In one word: flawless! (Picture by Amelia Alder) Not many artists can claim that they perform nigh completely perfectly with their top of the charts albums, but Pentatonix can definitely make that claim. This is an amazing testament to their vocal abilities. Now...

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SILVER MEMBER FEATURE: SHE

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in Featured | 0 comments

SILVER MEMBER FEATURE: SHE

Congratulations to AUS-ACA National Finalists SHE of Shelford Girls’ Grammar School! This intrepid female sextet takes on anything from jazz to pop and is a group to watch in the budding area of Australian all-female contemporary a cappella. They sung their way into the finals with a set of contemporary hits that showcased the passion and abilities of each of their six singers. First was their Adele mash-up, that featured two of her smash hits, “Rumour Has It” and “Someone Like You”. Their unique and feisty...

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SILVER MEMBER FEATURE: Centenary Vocal Ensemble

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Featured | 0 comments

SILVER MEMBER FEATURE: Centenary Vocal Ensemble

Congratulations to AUS-ACA National Finalists Centenary Vocal Ensemble (QLD)! This exciting mixed ensemble hails from Centenary State High School under the direction of Alex Van den Broek, herself a Centenary alumna currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music at Queensland University of Technology. Centenary Vocal Ensemble began as a classroom activity that quickly blossomed into a formal ensemble, tackling both accompanied and a cappella repertoire across pop, rock, jazz, musical theatre, and contemporary choral genres. Their Wild Card-winning...

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SILVER MEMBER FEATURE: The Grammarphones

Posted by on Aug 15, 2014 in Featured | 0 comments

SILVER MEMBER FEATURE: The Grammarphones

Congratulations to AUS-ACA National Finalists The Grammarphones from Toowoomba Grammar School! Their qualifying performance contained spirited renditions of Billy Joel’s “For the Longest Time” and “Kiss the Girl” (from Disney’s The Little Mermaid). Both tunes were bursting with gentlemanly charm and panache that is sure to capture many hearts at the National Finals. “For the Longest Time” featured singers Jonathan Joshi, Kenny Han, Mason Watts and Chris Paton navigating a demanding melodic line...

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SILVER MEMBER FEATURE: OC Chamber Singers

Posted by on Aug 8, 2014 in Featured | 0 comments

SILVER MEMBER FEATURE: OC Chamber Singers

Congratulations to AUS-ACA National Finalists OC Chamber Singers from Ormiston College! Their impressive qualifying performance featured Daniel Moore’s “Shambala” (as made popular by Three Dog Night) and the main theme song from “Ghostbusters.” “Shambala” not only spotlighted a number of star soloists across the group but also made use of snaps, claps, and vocal percussion to great rhythmic effect for an upbeat and uplifting result. The comedically theatrical “Ghostbusters” theme showcased...

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AUS-ACA Special Guest Artist!

Posted by on Aug 7, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

AUS-ACA Special Guest Artist!

It’s almost time for the AUS-ACA National Finals and the Vocal Australia Team are excited to announce our Special Guest Artists! Those of you lucky enough to secure a ticket at our SOLD OUT VIC State Final had the pleasure of being entertained by our special guest artists, and Australia’s #1 Male A Cappella group, SUADE! We’re delighted to announce that SUADE will be wowing the crowds again at both the School and University/League National Finals while the judges deliberate the results. The boys of SUADE have spent the last...

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SILVER MEMBER FEATURE: Trinity Tiger Tones

Posted by on Aug 6, 2014 in Featured | 0 comments

SILVER MEMBER FEATURE: Trinity Tiger Tones

Congratulations to AUS-ACA VIC State Final Runners-up Trinity Tiger Tones! The TTT’s are a ferocious all-male a cappella ensemble from the University of Melbourne committed to sharing their music through charity performances. Drawing inspiration from turn-of-the-century barbershop music to The Killers and Lady Gaga, the TTT’s offer fun and engaging performances in a style that recalls the early Ivy League singing societies: antecedents to today’s contemporary a cappella craze. Their performance at the AUS-ACA Victoria State Finals reflected...

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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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