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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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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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