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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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REVIEW: The Magnets – Perth Fringe World

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

REVIEW: The Magnets – Perth Fringe World

THE MAGNETS: All This Time West Australian Spiegeltent Fringe World Festival Perth,  Australia Wednesday 5 February 2014, 7pm Britain’s best-travelled a cappella group The Magnets are back in Australia for a fourth time, playing Perth’s Fringe World Festival and the Adelaide Fringe on their way to Barbados, of all places. Six sharply dressed and extremely talented poms, the group has toured extensively all around the world, and recently topped off 2013 with rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Suade’s Chris and Loz Blain caught the...

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SILVER MEMBER FEATURE: Endeavour Harmony Chorus

Posted by on Feb 2, 2014 in News | 0 comments

SILVER MEMBER FEATURE: Endeavour Harmony Chorus

Formed in 1996, Endeavour Harmony Chorus have spent the last 18 years sharing their love of singing and growing their membership (now over 90 singers) while taking female barbershop to new heights in Australia. In recognition of all their awards below you’ll probably feel inclined to clap your hands but first feel free to do a happy dance for the group that provided backing vocals for the original Happy Feet movie! Wow! In the last 10 years Endeavour HC have produced amazing results including winning the Australasian Community Choir...

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SILVER MEMBER FEATURE: The Beckitt Brothers

Posted by on Jan 30, 2014 in News | 0 comments

SILVER MEMBER FEATURE: The Beckitt Brothers

The Beckitt Brothers have been singing together since they could spit out their dummies! Ok, so we might have made that bit up but they’ve definitely known each other since they were born. Yes, all four members of The Beckitt Brothers are actual brothers! Born into a family full of Barbershop singers it’s no surprise that The Beckitt Brothers have started climbing the barbershop ranks at such an early age! Though they’ve been a quartet for a few years, The Beckitt Brothers only officially entered the world of barbershop last...

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SILVER MEMBER FEATURE: Festival Statesmen Youth Chorus

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in News | 0 comments

SILVER MEMBER FEATURE: Festival Statesmen Youth Chorus

Festival Statesmen Youth Chorus have gone from strength to strength since forming in 2009 under the direction of Jonathan Bligh. A dynamic all-male a cappella group, FSYC formed to provide a platform for young Adelaide singers to achieve vocal and performance excellence. In only a few short years they’ve filled their shelves with trophies and have been crowned 2013 National Youth Barbershop Chorus Champions, 2013 National Open Chorus Silver Medalists, 2012 winners at the Adelaide Eisteddfod for Choral Excellence Award, Open Small Choir,...

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SILVER MEMBER FEATURE: Harambee

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in News | 0 comments

SILVER MEMBER FEATURE: Harambee

Harambee has been pushing the a cappella boundaries since it was founded in 2002. Harambee, which means “in the spirit of togetherness” in Swahili, originally focused on repertoire that reflected a variety of musical styles from around the world. They’ve been successful on the eisteddfod circuit winning numerous titles, including Boroondara Eisteddfod A Cappella Choral section four times, placing at the National Eisteddfod in Canberra, as well as reaching the State Finals of the 2006 ABC Classic FM “Choir of the Year”. It...

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A Cappella Everywhere

Posted by on Jan 23, 2014 in News | 0 comments

It’s Festival season in Australia and a cappella is happening at festivals nationwide! Lots of great acts touring so check out the list below and head out to show support for a cappella at a festival near you! Sydney Festival Tom Thum: 21 – 26 January Midsumma (Melbourne) Ginger & Tonic: 28 January – 2 February Perth Fringe World Festival The Magnets (UK): 5 – 10 February Tom Thum: 11 – 15 February Adelaide Fringe Festival The Magnets (UK): 14 February – 16 March The Idea of North: 14 – 16 March...

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SILVER MEMBER FEATURE: Switch

Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 in News | 0 comments

SILVER MEMBER FEATURE: Switch

Inspired by pop a cappella groups in USA and Europe, Switch formed in late 2012 with the aim to influence the growing Aussie A Cappella scene. With fresh music and arrangements, they bridge the gap between the strong choral tradition in Australia and the contemporary music scene. Switch’s results at the AUS-ACA 2013 Video Competition were extremely impressive, walking away with the following titles:  Winners of the University Division, People’s Choice: 3rd place, Best Pop Song: 1st & 3rd, Best Soloist: 1st & 3rd, Best...

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