At only 7 years old, A Cappella West has achieved what many choruses strive for decades to manage – we won Gold at the national convention in Hobart in May 2015! Not only that, but with a score of 626. A score above 600 (out of 800) is a milestone achievement, and is recognised by the international organisation by the awarding of Master Director status on the chorus directors.
So the big news is, this means we will represent Australia at the SAI World Championships in Las Vegas in October 2016! We appreciate all the support we get from our families and friends, and hope you will help us in our fundraising journey to get to the world stage.
Congratulations Hi-Jinx on their 4th consecutive national win! With another record breaking score, that will also be heading to Vegas, but in 2015 instead – wishing them all the very best!
The chorus was also very proud of Eureka quartet who, in their first contest, managed to nab the Bronze! Congratulations!
Our Joint West Australia Chorus Retreat is over. How fortunate were we to have wonderful International Faculty – Darlene Rogers and Bonnie Fedyski, as well as our WA musical directors: from A Cappella West – Lindsey Dyer & Jo Oosterhoff; Indian Blue’s – Kali Caramia; Perth Harmony’s – Carole Macintyre and Voices of the Vasse – Stephanie Bruce.
It was a hugely successful and wonderful weekend of education, fun and friendship – doing what we love best – singing and learning more about barbershop!
Sincere thanks to Lotterywest and Swanleigh Camps & Conferences – for their support!
A small group again entertained the residents of St Ives in Kalaroo last friday and were surprised by a donation towards our Las Vegas world championship bid. We thank you form the bottom of our hearts!
We were very exciting to find that ACW was one of the recipients of $1000 in this years BankWest Community Grants Program. Managers Jelena and David, from BankWest’s Booragoon branch, were on hand on Wednesday evening to present the cheque. They also brought with them another surprise – cake! Of course we sang them our thanks and we also want to thank all our family and friends who helped us win by voting for us.
A small group of chorus members again performed for the WA Institute of Public Administration Australia (WAIPPA) awards luncheon in June. Songs included Gospel Medley, Shelter, Over The Rainbow, Gimme Gimme and I Am Australian. Event’s co-ordinator, Nadia Khalaf, commented “The performance on Friday was excellent! A great success!”
ACW started 2015 in style singing Aussie songs for locals at the annual Rossmoyne Rotary Australia Day Breakfast in the Park.
In June a small(ish) group of ladies went out into the glorious winter sunshine to sing at the Lions sponsored WA Day – Have A Go community event in Bullcreek. We just love getting out there and singing!
ACW quartet Hi Jinx were again crowned 2014 Region 34 Champions at the SAA Regional Convention in Sydney in May. These talented ladies are our directors and mentors and we couldn’t be more proud.
We are very chuffed for our quartets Thats What She Said (aka Hi Jinx, on the left in their orange and purple) who placed first and Eureka (in the purple and orange on the right) who placed 3rd in the Invitation Quartet Competition part of the BHA Western Region Competition for 2014. A Cappella West also performed and surprised the audience with our costume reveal.