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Gold In Hobart!

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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!

Last Carols for 2015

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With these cheesy grins we bring the caroling season to a close – it is always a joy to get into the community and share our brand of Christmas cheer with all.  This year we did it a total of 22 times – stella achievement ladies and still smiling!  Merry Christmas to all and see you in 2016. 

Thank You City of Melville

A Cappella West were thrilled to receive a grant from the City of Melville for performance shoes and shirts – so here’s a little message for those that made it possible!

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A Carolling We Go

The chorus sing under the fig tree in Fremantle

The Christmas caroling season has begun with a performance under the mighty Moreton Bay Fig tree in the Fremantle town square. It  is always a wonderful occasion, with many folk coming out to enjoy the concert and to watch the tree lit up with Christmas lights and decorations.

Cockburn Spring Fair

 

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We performed at the annual Cockburn Spring Fair on Sunday 25th October in Manning Park.  Popular songs performed included  Gimme Gimme, Mood Indigo, Gospel Medley, Over the Rainbow and I Am Australian.

Hi Jinx Represents Australia for 4th Time

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A Cappella West based quartet Hi Jinx, comprising our directors Jo and Lindsey, vocal coach Bec and visual team captain Kirsten, again represented Australia on the international stage at the 2015 Sweet Adelines International Competition in Las Vagas and set a new record score for competing Australian quartets in the process. We are so lucky and honoured to to have these talented ladies as our leaders. Congratulations Hi Jinx!

2015 Bethanie Medallion Awards

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The 2015 Bethanie Medallion Awards recognise excellence in aged care, and were held at Bethanie on the Park on September 23rd. A small group of dedicated chorus members, the A Cappella 8, were on hand to entertain during the lunch time award celebration.

Joint WA Chorus Retreat

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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!

Supported by Lotterywest! 

We’re On the Cover of Ozchords

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St Ives Performance

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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!