A Cappella Championships
THE A CAPPELLA SOCIETY
Post-Concert Report for A Cappella Championships 2013
6th July 2013, Theatre@IlluminITE, ITE College Central
The annual Sing Off in Singapore has gone up yet another notch after this year’s showcase at ITE Central’s Theatre@IlluminITE.
A total of 5 beatboxers and 22 a cappella teams competed in the finals and the amount of good work in the areas of new arrangements, training concepts of each director, the professional skill of vocalists and the energy and amount of importance and dedication put into the competition by all members, the schools and the trainers was very high.
The programme ran with 5 beatboxers for the beatbox battle, 2 choirs, 4 high school teams, 7 college teams, 7 open category teams and 2 international teams from Hong Kong.
The results ended with many close battles and many a time it was by just 1 point to the next team.
The competition has come to a point where it would do well to have bigger sponsors and supporters to give it the stature it truly deserves from a more than good venue to good and well trained crew and flawless administration. This has to be set as the new target for the next championships.
Please refer to attached excel sheet.
The almost 400 strong audience came largely from the participants and their supporters and this year also included a sizable number of general public. (Tickets sold : Participants :)
The profile of audiences were mainly singers, club supporters, trainers and some from the general public and even event organisers, largely under 25 with a good percentage of Chinese and Malay participants and some Indians too. The audience comprised of largely Chinese and Malay supporters and some Caucasians.
Our marketing efforts also included announcements to schools through our monthly newsletter, social mediums and regular updates via our website, and facebook pages as well as through the participants and schools involved.
Feedback from The Audience
The success of this yearly event and the greatness that it serves to our participants is all that needs to be seen as a great production. From the level of enthusiasm of winning or the humility learned from losing to the respectable thank yous, this event has embedded itself as an instrumental yardstick for most local school teams.
Yet again, the main mission to inspire and start a chain reaction of enthusiasm and channel more interest towards harmony singing has been achieved. TAS needs to set larger goals to possibly grow the publicity profile of such a great event through the media and as well through a larger venue and more prominent sponsorship for prizes and perhaps even an awards night to honor established local groups.
Due to overwhelming response, this year's A Cappella Championships will be hosted by our venue sponsor, ITE College Central.
Venue: ITE College Central, illuminITE Theatre, 2 Ang Mo Kio Drive (Blk A, Level 2)
Do take note of the change in venue, and we look forward to a spectacular performance battle on the 6th of July!
We have FIVE reasons why your friends and you should catch the A Cappella Championships
It's not exactly The Sing-off, but Singapore's a cappella community have been waiting for this since the conclusion of last year's Championships! Check out the suave Resonance!
(Credit: Chen Junyang, junyang-photography.blogspot.com)
If you're from any of the schools who are sending in representatives at the Championships, come catch the school spirit and cheer on for your school!!
Nobody is ever too young or old to appreciate good music, and especially GOOD MUSIC produced by ONLY THE MOUTH and VOICE!
Support the vibrant local A Cappella community, because we can be as good as anyone, anywhere else!
All good lists have 5 points. :P Kidding!
This is the ONLY competition in Singapore that celebrates the talents of the local a cappella community! Plus, this year the A Cappella Championships is part of the SHINE YOUTH FESTIVAL, so be there all you young people, or young at heart to be part of biggest action in the vocal music community in Singapore.
Passes for the A Cappella Championships are available now! Get your passes fast before it runs out!
The A Cappella Championships is on FaceBook - catch up with updates leading up to the championships itself, and also pictures and videos from the event will be up on the page! Be at www.facebook.com/acachamps today!
No goal is too big or small. Share your aspirations online with other youth and pledge how you’re going to achieve it at the Pledge to SHINE portal. Fire up your passion, and let’s work step by step together to go after it! You’ll also stand a chance to win attractive prizes!
Remember that passes for the A Cappella Championships are already available on our website. Get your half-day passes to support your favourite category and full-day passes to support ALL of friends!
3rd June, 6.30pm
Catch NUS RESONANCE, TEMBUSU TREBLEMAKERS and beatboxers DZ-BEATZ and Dhur-cash at a special OOOM featuring local a cappella groups and beatboxers to spread word of the highly anticipated A Cappella Championships!
Passes for the A Cappella Championships are already selling at www.a-cappella.org.sg, be sure to catch it!!
The annual AcaChamps are now OPEN FOR REGISTRATION!
Aspire to be part of The Sing-off, sans the elimination? Be the spectacle as your a cappella group will perform your best set before an audience and an adjudication panel consisting of a cappella and music veterans!
In our 12th year now, the A Cappella Championships is dedicated to provide a friendly platform for groups to learn before each other and also help groom existing groups to a higher standard.
Past years winners and runner ups (e.g. Equivox, Tone, MICappella) have been doing well and inspiring new groups to be formed - so take this chance and BE THE SPECTACLE!
Be the spectacle at the annual A Cappella Championships 2012 as we invite all a cappella groups, choirs and beatboxers to join one of few categories:
1. Ensemble category
- High School
4-10 participants between 12-17 years old
4-8 participants between 17-22 years old
4-8 participants in a group
2. Pop Choirs category
- Children’s Choir
20-50 singers, up to 13 years of age
- Youth Choir
20-50 singers, 13-19 years of age, in mixed or equal voices
- Open Choir
20-50 singers, no age limit, in mixed or equal voices
- Chamber Choir
8-20 singers, no age limit
- Open category
More details, as well as rules and regulations and registration form can be found on www.a-cappella.org.sg/events/champs Feel free to contact us if you have any queries!
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