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Sunday 11/28 7:30pm
UCLA Kerckhoff Grand Salon
Awaken A Cappella fall concert with opening act, Bruin Harmony

Tuesday 11/30
CD release: The Sing-Off: Harmonies for the Holidays
Featuring a track from each of the contestants from The Sing-Off Season 2

Tuesday 11/30, 7:30pm
UCSD Price Center Ballroom West
3rd Annual “Best A Cappella Show EVER”
Featuring The Beat and several other UCSD a cappella groups

Wednesday 12/1 7:00pm
Hotel Café in Los Angeles
SONOS concert

Wednesday 12/1 7:00pm
UCLA Northwest Auditorium
UCLA A Cappella-Rama
Performing groups:
AAE: Envision Vocals, Awaken A Cappella, Bruin Harmony
Cadenza, MEDleys, Random Voices, Road to Damascus, ScatterTones

Wednesday 12/1 8:00pm
UCSD campus – location TBA
DOTs fall concert

Thursday 12/2 11:30am
UCLA Royce Hall
SONOS with Young @ Heart

Friday 12/3 7:00pm
United Methodist Church (9650 Reseda Bl, Northridge, CA)
4th annual “No Snow Show”
Performing groups include hosts Acasola, UCI Circle of Fifths
UCSB Brothas from Otha Mothas, CSUN Vocal Percussion Radio
USC Trojan Men, Caltech Fluid Dynamics.
Advanced tickets (and a free Acasola CD) can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/138924

Friday 12/3 7:00pm
University United Church (817 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA)
USC Khoir Practice “Singin’ in the Snow”

Saturday 12/4 7:30pm
Location TBA
UCSB VocalMotion Fall Quarter Concert

Sunday 12/5 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Cal Poly Bldg 45 Room 218
Cal Poly Take it SLO holiday show

Sunday 12/5 3:00pm
Newbury Park First Christian Church (801 Knollwood Dr., Newbury Park, CA)
Pacific Sound holiday show
Keep your eyes on the Pacific Sound Facebook page for details:

Sunday 12/5 7:30pm
USC Bovard Auditorium
Trojan Men holiday concert
$5 for students
$10 general admission
(Ticket prices rise $2 at the door the night of the event)
Tickets available online at www.thetrojanmen.com

Tuesday 12/7 8:00pm
Vitello’s (4349 Tujunga Ave, Studio City, CA)
m-pact Christmas show
Make reservations, and get your tickets early...this event will sell out. $20 plus $13 food/drink minimum. 818-769-0905  www.vitellosrestaurant.com.

Friday 12/10 8:00pm
CSUN Grand Salon
VPR Holiday Concert
Details, including guest groups, TBA for this free concert

Saturday 12/11 8:00pm
Caltech Beckman Auditorium, Pasadena, CA

Sunday 12/12 3:00pm
St. Stephen Presbyterian Church (20121 Devonshire St., Chatsworth, CA)
Vocal Cocktail Toasts the Holidays 2010
Contemporary a cappella, and some holiday favorites, donations welcome.

Sunday December 12, 4 pm
Westchester United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
8065 Emerson Ave.,
Westchester CA 90045
An afternoon of holiday music from around the world.
Suggested donation: $10.
for more info or reservations: Penny 310-670-9067

Wednesday, December 15, 8:00 pm
Walt Disney Concert Hall
presented by the LA Phil
Named for the “clear-singing” rooster in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, Chanticleer returns for a fresh take on seasonal classics. The Grammy-winning “orchestra of voices” is particularly famed for its Christmas programs, drawing on a wide range of music, from serene chants to vibrant spirituals, for a uniquely radiant holiday experience.
Tickets and information LAPhil.com.

Friday December 17
Two shows: 7 pm and 9 pm
4349 Tujunga
Studio City CA
$20 plus two-drink minimum – great food!
Reservations: www.vitellosrestaurant.com
Their new CD Valentines will be for sale: check their website www.innervoices.net
For more information or to download clips of their new CD (which is also available on ITunes).

Holiday edition of this monthly gathering of a cappella groups.
Sunday, December 19, 2010   from 6 to 8 p.m. at Java Joes Bakery Cafe, 4973 Yorba Ranch Rd, Yorba 92887
Join hosts Vocal Magic costumed carolers, and other ensembles as they sing your favorite Christmas and holiday music.  And there may even be some audience sing along participation!Java Joe's is known for it's fine selection of coffee, wines, pastries and hors d’oeuvres.Come early for best seating (on the big comfy couches!).  No cover charge, admission free.Visit www.javapella.com for more info, or call Glenn at 714-403-6524
Please let us know if you have a group that wants to sing on stage so we can add you to the rotation list.
The Dartmouth Rockapellas are an all-female a cappella group from Dartmouth College
in Hanover, NH. The Rocks were founded in 1988 and are known for their diverse
repertoire and dedication to performing songs in every set that carry a message
of social justice. They are touring Southern California in early December; to learn more about the Rockapellas:  www.rockapellas.com. or contact Meera.Krishna@dartmouth.edu
NBC presents SING-OFF: an a cappella singing competition
Premiere: December 6th, 8 - 10 pm, and also December 6, 8, 13, 15, 20
For more info and newsy updates about the show, check out the CASA website: www.casa.org
Yes, you can stand in line and get tickets to see the actual show!
Morgan Ames of INNER VOICES is producing and arranging an album for the New Directions Veterans Choir.  “This is an a cappella group of ex-homeless veterans, men and women, from several wars.  Most of them live at the VA and they have pulled their lives together in a spectacular way.  One of them, George Hill, built this choir, which was an old dream he had.  They appeared some months ago on America's Got Talent (www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5z-h92h6Ks) and blew everyone away.  This is a moving project, which will be called “When We Sing Together We Survive."  Paul Williams wrote that, in a brand new song which we are doing.  I am looking for inspiring material (not religious).  Email me at morganames@sbcglobal.net.
Bunim/Murray production is currently casting a new documentary special about singers. Here’s the basic info:

Seeking Singers! Did life get in the way of your musical dream?

Bunim/Murray Productions (Producers of Project Runway, Keeping UpWith the Kardashians, and the Emmy Award-winning documentary “Autism: The Musical”) is casting a new documentary special for TV about singers. We are looking for inspiring stories of performers who gave up their aspirations of a musical career when life got in the way but whose passion for music still burns bright.  We want to hear how your love for singing has helped you through difficult times.  If you or anyone you know in the Los Angeles area wants a chance to show your talent, send a brief paragraph about yourself with two recent photos, an MP3 (if you have one) and contact information to songcasting@bunim-murray.com.If you have questions contact Jesse Margolis at 818.756.7031
EVOLUTION is looking for one more tenor/bass:
 Must Be: hip, cool, attractive, between 22 and 35, charismatic, health conscious, able to move well (Modern-Urban Dance Skills a plus) TENOR or BASS (comfortable and capable of singing a High C or Low C respectively), musically literate (ability to sight read music), fluent in the musical genres of Jazz, Hip-Hop, Pop, Rock, and R n’ B; able to harmonize in tune, sufficient in musical improvisation, willing and able to commit to rehearsal and tour/performance schedules. PAY is Negotiable for the right person chosen.All applicants must reply with the following: 
1.     A 1 Minute video of you singing
2.     A description of who you are and what you could add to EVOLUTION
3.     One reference


OUT OF THE BLUE, Yale University's only co-ed pop/rock a cappella group. They’re
an energy-charged vocal ensemble with high levels of musicality and style, with elements of both vocal percussion and choreography, and repertoire changes constantly as we arrange and perform the latest in contemporary music for our audiences, including
songs by artists like Michael Buble, Kings of Leon, Mika, Maroon 5, and
Taylor Swift. OOTB is looking for gigs in the Los Angeles area from January 1st through January 9th. Check their website: www.yaleootb.com; for more information on the tour, contact  harris.eppsteiner@yale.edu or by phone (678.296.2883) to book them.

Wednesday January 5, 2011
7 pm
Windward School
11350 Palms Blvd.
Los Angeles 90066
Tickets $10 at the door.
For more information about Mixed Company: www.mixedco.net

Saturday January 29,
Registration for LA/AF 2011 is now officially open! With an all-day, All-Access Pass, you'll be able to spend a Saturday at the beautiful UCLA campus. If you would only like to attend the evening concert, concert-only tickets are also available. Register via the website to claim your spot and save on promotional pricing before it increases after January 1st! If you are an active CASA member, you can receive a $10 discount on your All-Access Pass.

We are also pleased to announce this year's headlining groups: the sensational vocal band MOSAIC and Sing-Off contenders The Backbeats! MOSAIC hails from Las Vegas boasting a star-studded history including taking the title of MTV's Top Pop Group in 2008, multiple CARA awards and appearances on America's Got Talent! The Backbeats is composed predominantly of LA-area a cappella alumni whose powerful and soulful style is sure to take them far on The Sing-Off this December.

The Los Angeles A Cappella Festival remains an invaluable opportunity for learning, performing and networking--whether your group is newly-formed or a seasoned competitor. Workshops will focus on a variety of topics including solo performance, vocal percussion, arranging, marketing, live sound, choreography, competing in the ICCAs, studio recording and more!

 Group participants will also have the opportunity to perform in the afternoon showcase and participate in group master-classes at no additional cost on a first-come, first-served basis--so sign up now!
For more information and registration instructions: www.LA-AF.com

Friday, March 11,
Broad Stage in Santa Monica.
This benefit for arts in schools (P.S. Arts) will feature not only the Whiffs, but also the Harvard-Westlake, Crossroads and Marlborough School groups . Ticket info and more to follow.
Enthusiastic a cappella singer just moved to SoCal, looking for a group in San Diego to join.  “I'm a 40 something soprano who has had several years experience singing a cappella in both a small group and a chorus setting. I want to be part of an entertaining, fun group.  Would be interested in any contemporary styles." Contact kate_gilbert@hotmail.com
CASA produces an excellent national newsletter, and has a phenomenally useful website. Please become a CASA member and support a cappella! www.casa.org

The next newsletter will go out Wednesday December 8, 2010. Please send your news, updates, gigs, rants, and raves to socalcasa@earthlink.net

Your Southern California CASA ambassador
Betsy Hanger: socalcasa@earthlink.net
SoCalCASA website: http://welcome.to/SoCalCASA
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