A Cappella West is a not-for-profit organisation that supports women of all ages, religions and cultures to strive for a cappella excellence through education, teaching and training in the barbershop art form, developing leadership skills and an advanced musical product by women helping women through song.
ACW Wins Gold at 2018 Australian Regional Championships!
A Cappella West is a female vocal harmony chorus based in Perth, Western Australia. ACW was founded in 2008 as a brand-new chorus with practically no experience in barbershop singing. Within 2 years, we participated in our first National competition (2010), coming 4th place overall. We achieved 6th place in Canberra in 2012 in a tough contest, and were excited to be placed 2nd and achieve the Most Improved Chorus award in Perth in 2013. Only 2 years later, just 7 years after forming, we competed in Hobart and won the 2015 Australian Championship with a score of 626, qualifying our co-directors for Master Directorship. This win meant that the chorus flew to Las Vegas, Nevada in 2016 to represent Australia on the International stage at the SAI World Championships. In 2018, we repeated the feat and won another gold medal, becoming Regional Champions for a 2nd time with our highest score to date of 632. This took us to the International Championships in October 2019 in New Orleans.
Sadly, shortly after our return from the USA, we were devastated to lose our founding director and friend, Lindsey Dyer after a 16 month battle with metastatic breast cancer. We are a 90+ voice chorus now under the sole direction of Joanne Oosterhoff. We miss you Lindsey.
Our motto is to have fun, and share our love for singing with our audiences — something that definitely comes across in our energetic performances!
A Cappella West Chorus, its directors and teams are passionate about the art form, teaching singing and the barbershop style as well as supporting the community and nurturing members, with an injection of fun. The success of the chorus is ultimately based on the commitment and passion of its leaders and members.
To book A Cappella West for your next function, contact Sharon Swaney on 0423 488 830 or Contact Us.
A Cappella West is a Chorus of Sweet Adelines in Australia.
Membership in Sweet Adelines offers the chorus worldwide education and training opportunities, National and International contest access.