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We are also calling for competitors for our annual A Cappella Championships. If you are a team looking for a project to engage yourselves in, this is a great place to start. This year we include an award for best sounding group who will get sponsored to record a track with T2 Productions and a whole lot more.

Happy reading!

For The A Cappella Society

Angie

www.a-cappella.org.sg

* These updates are correct to our best knowledge. Should there be any errors, kindly note that they are non-intentional. 

(1)    FEATURES

CAMP A CAPPELLA 101 – THIS SATURDAY 3rd JUNE

Camp A Cappella 101 will be held this year on June 3rd (Sat) from 9am – 5pm. Mr Larry Detwiler who has over 15 years of experience in training a cappella ensembles and arranging countless musical scores for a cappella groups, will be leading the camp this June.

This camp is targeted at singers who have not attended any a cappella training workshops or camps before.

Limited seats available at $25 for a full day music camp which includes topics ranging from Singing Technique, Solo Singing Technique, Starting and Managing a group, singing 2 songs, choreography, microphone technique and presentation technique.

Please email angie@a-cappella.org.sg for a registration form! 

(2) NATIONAL A CAPPELLA CHAMPIONSHIPS 2006

The date of the competition is confirmed for 20th July at the Esplanade Concourse.

Groups who sign up before the 1st of July will be entitled to attend the Pop Singing (full day) workshop by Annie Nepomuceno (Philippines) for FREE. The workshop date is set for 18th July from 6.30pm – 9.30pm. Venue to be confirmed.

A new addition to this year’s prizes. 1 group stands to win the opportunity to record a song with T2 Productions. More details in the rules & regulations.

If you are intending to compete, please write us at angie@a-cappella.org.sg for your registration form and competition details.  

(3) A CAPPELLA ON YOUTUBE

Catch Verve Enharmonics with clips of their recent performance  http://www.youtube.com/results?search=Verve_Enharmonics and Jamaica Café’s Hari Yang Indah http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdCOM5oWGf4 

(4) VOCAL FESTIVAL IN DEMARK

Here are some beautiful photos taken by Mr Bill Hare of CASA at the Aarhus Vocal Festival, May 11th – 14th. Gives us a glimpse into what a cappella workshops, performances are organized in Europe. http://www.dyz.com/aavf/index1.html  

(5) AUDITION NOTICES

CHRISTIAN YOUTH A CAPPELLA

Calling all secondary school, ITE and Poly students who would like to join a newly formed youth A Cappella team in Singapore Youth for Christ to put up two

Christmas concerts at the end of this year. Auditions will start in July. Interested? Please contact Jaclyn Ang at 91701063.

 

VERTICAL HARMONY

Vertical Harmony (a young adult A Cappella team) from Singapore Youth for Christ would like to look for Christians who can sing soprano, alto, bass or do vocal percussion. We are working towards an outreach Christmas Concert at the end of the year. Auditions will start in July. Please contact Jaclyn Ang at 91701063 if you are interested.

Metro Philharmonic Youth Choir (MPYC)

is currently recruiting choral singers, preferably tenors and bases with choir singing experience, between the age of 16 and 35, to join us in 2006 Singapore International Chinese Choral Festival in August 2006 and our annual concert Aurythmics VI in September 2006. Interested parties are welcomed to contact, email to mpychoir@yahoo.com to arrange for an audition. For more details, please visit mpychoir.musicsg.com.  

(6) SONG-WRITING COMPETITION / OPPORTUNITIES

11th ANNUAL USA SONGWRITING COMPETITION

This is open to all regardless of nationality. Winning songs receive radio airplay! Win Grand prize of US$50,000 of cash, cool music gear from Sony, Ibanez Guitars, D'Addario, Peavey, Audio-Technica and more!  Judges include A&R from SONY/BMG, Warner, and Universal.

 

Past winners came from all over the world: Canada, UK, Australia, Denmark, Serbia, Indonesia and USA. Click here to get more information: http://www.songwriting.net

DREAM ON – CHARITY ALBUM COMPILATION

“Dream On” supported by Young ChangeMakers' Grant and CItibank-YMCA Youth For Causes is looking for a band who has a recorded track and is interested in donating the track to an album compilation for charity. Funds raised will go directly to Straits Times Pocket Money Fund. There will be a launch concert at DXO on the 22nd of July and bands/individuals who have donated the tracks would be invited to come down and play during the concert. For further info of "Dream On" – Please contact Carmen at 98771614.

NOISE SINGAPORE

"Noise Singapore". Is a unique festival that aims to engage young people, 25 yrs and below to create fresh original works. Works submitted will be selected by panels, who are professionals from the industry and offered media showcase thru the web as well as free and paid media channels during the festival proper in November. The categories include art and design, music and photography.  There is also an apprenticeship progamme (7 weeks) where selected participants are mentored by leading industry people.  For selected works in the music category , there will be a compilation CD. More details available at www.noisesingapore.com.

ANYTHING GOES

ANYTHING GOES is styled on the popular 70s and 80s television variety shows.  As the name implies, anything goes at ANYTHING GOES -- from the usual song and dance performance, to heart-stopping magic and kung fu stunts, to quirky unique acts such as poetry reading.  The climate of ANYTHING GOES is the One-Minute-Of-Fame contest, where contestants from the audience come up to sing, dance, wink, sway or sell second-hand stuff.  The winner will then be decided by SMS a-la-American Idol. Venue: Gold Dust Pub (Orchard Towers).

If you are interested to participate, please contact Noel Rodrigues at noel.mr@gmail.com

(7) GIG UPDATE

2nd & 3rd June

Garage: A Café concert held by Youth for Christ

Book a seat thru nancy@syfc.org.sg or 67432330

Mandarin A Cappella and lots more by Vertical Harmony and A cappella.

6pm -9.30pm; Emmanuel House @ 10 Lorong 27A Geylang (Special transport in cars from Aljunied MRT from 5.30pm onwards)

2nd June  

Living Musik" by The Singers (Choral Music)

The Auditorium, Singapore Arts Museum (Time not provided)

Tickets a $20 at www.gatecrash.com.sg, hotline 62225595, or at SingPost offices and SAM machines

 

3rd June   

Camp A Cappella 101 (Beginners)

9am – 5pm. Venue: St Margaret’s School Fee $25

Tickets: angie@a-cappella.org.sg

23rd June   

iLLers presents "In Your Face!"

23rd June @ DXO (9pm - 4am), $18 pre-sale tickets only

(Inclusive of cover charge, 1 free drink & 1 iLLers Hip Hop Tag)

More details at www.the-illers.com/inyourface

24th June

Vocal Obsessions II by Resonance

7.30pm, Singapore Poly Auditorium, $12. Tickets nusresonance@yahoo.com.sg

18th July   

Pop Singing Technique : Workshop by Annie Nepomuceno

Venue to be confirmed. $15, Free Admission for competitors. 6.30pm – 9.30pm.

20th  July   

National A Cappella Championships 06

6.30pm – 9.30pm, Esplanade Concourse. FREE ADMISSION

28th July   

Vocalopollooza! A Cappella Dance Party

7pm – 9pm, St Margaret’s Secondary Performing Arts Centre. $12

30th July   

Nanu : Concert in the Park 10th Anniversary

Botanic Gardens, Evening, FREE Admission

26th August   

A Cappella Arranging

Wanting to get into writing a cappella arrangements? Learn the tools and tricks.

10am – 4pm. Venue to be confirmed. Fee $38 / student $28

15th &16th September   

A CappellaFest 06 at the Victoria Theatre

23rd September  

Home Recording : Create your own album!

Create (part of) a song in this session and go thru the process of recording and mixing it.

10am – 5pm Venue to be confirmed. Fee $25 / student $15

28th October   

Song Writing : Learn tips on song writing

10am – 4pm Venue to be confirmed. Fee $25 / student $15

November   

Ang Mo Kio Sec Sch Choir – A Cappella Concert

End November   

Camp A Cappella (Intermediate)

If you wish to list your gigs and performances with us, please write to Angie at contact@a-cappella.org.sg we will be putting up this information on our web site as well.

(8) CONTACT US

 

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