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Opening Concert - IAF We-fie Competition

It is finally here, the International A Cappella Festival 2014 will officially launch start at the Singapore Botanic Gardens! To reward the all the a cappella lovers and supporters out there, we will be holding a 'IAF We-fie' competition from now till 8pm! 

How to enter:
- Take a We-fie with your counterpart at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, with the Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage in the background 
- Post the photo on to The A Cappella Society's Facebook page with the hashtag, #iloveiaf and any other creative hashtags! 
- There you are done! 

One lucky participant will stand to win a complimentary dinner and one pair of tickets to The Glue's concert!

If you are around the area now, take a we-fie now!

Int A Cappella Festival 2014

posted Oct 2, 2014, 7:53 AM by Alex Sassarak   [ updated Oct 15, 2014, 7:17 AM ]

   

Musical Showcase: Kongero - International A Cappella Festival '12

posted Oct 28, 2012, 10:50 PM by The A Cappella Society

Dive into the sweet melodies and lush harmonies of traditional Swedish Folk tunes brought to you by the four girls of Kongero.

With their voices moving together in tight harmony or intertwining in a whirling tempo, Kongero draws traditional Swedish music from out of the past and into the present. Kongero perform their music with dignity, warmth and humour.


Kongero was formed in 2005 and has since then been established as one of Sweden's leading vocal groups, singing traditional and folk music in enchanting arrangements. The group consists of Lotta Andersson, Emma Björling, Lovisa Liljeberg and Anna Wikenius, four skilled singers who together, in a free and extraordinary way, explore vocal possibilities and pushes the boundaries in both folk music and vocal music.


Kongero's innovative arrangements and vocal harmonies provide a unique and exciting sound, which makes folk music take a natural step from the past into the present.

Watch an example of Swedish Folk'appella:

Musical Showcase: The Perfect Gentlemen - Int A Cappella Festival '12

posted Oct 23, 2012, 1:05 AM by The A Cappella Society

Experience A Cappella in it's traditional form with the close harmony of The Perfect Gentlemen (well- with the help of a guitar, admittedly).

The Perfect Gentlemen have been entertaining audiences since 1998, from Los Angeles to London, and just about every place in between, except Asia that is, which is to be righted now with The Perfect Gentlemen's concert on 26th October at the International A Cappella Festival at Fort Canning Park.

The Perfect Gentlemen provide the perfect blend of harmony and humor harkening back to the days of Vaudeville. Preserving America’s great vocal sounds from a time when music was music, The Perfect Gentlemen recreate the close harmonies of such legendary groups as The Ink Spots and the Pied Pipers, while including the era’s great comic songs made famous by the likes of Louis Jordan and The Hoosier Hotshots.

A typical performance by The Perfect Gentlemen includes marvelous melodious music mingled with masterful mirth, mischief, and merry-making. The group’s versatility allows for effortless shifts between vocal styles with an air of ease, whether singing a cappella or accompanied by guitar or ukulele. Their signature piece, Salute to the 20th Century, is a humorous take on the de-evolution of music over the last century, illustrated by singing the same song in the style of Barbershop, Dixieland, Blues, Big Band, Doo-Wop, Bluegrass, Disco, Techno Punk, and Rap, complete with visuals that delights audiences of all ages time and time again.

Listen to an example of their musical versatility:


Musical showcase: A Cappella Manila -- International A Cappella Festival '12

posted Oct 17, 2012, 12:17 AM by The A Cappella Society

Join A Cappella Manila in a rendition of the great singing tradition of The Philippines!

A Cappella Manila is a member of the umbrella group of the Philippines’ best choruses, the Madz et al family. This umbrella group consists of choirs conducted by members and alumni of the world renowned Philippine Madrigal Singers.

Their long list of repertoire including Madrigals, religious, spirituals, international and local folk and pop music continues to expand while they maintain their schedule of rigid rehearsals and music training.



In one of their rare visits to Singapore for the International A Cappella Festival, A Cappella Manila will perform a variety of songs ranging from traditionals to modern pop tunes, including a few songs arranged for the group by Earl Lazo, Director of Singapore's VocaBlends.

Take a look at A Cappella Manila performing From A Distance

Musical showcase: Grupo Vocal Olisipo -- International A Cappella Festival '12

posted Oct 14, 2012, 12:43 AM by The A Cappella Society

Be prepared for an intriguing cultural experience with Grupo Vocal Olisipo!

Equipped with over 24 years of experience in singing, Grupo Vocal Olisipo were crowned champions in a copious amount of prestigious music festivals and premieres such as the International Choir Competition in Bulgaria, Tampere Choir Festival in Finland, International C.A. Seghizzi Competition in Italy, to name a few.

Grupo Vocal Olisipo literally means "Vocal Group of Lisbon" -- Lisbon being the capital and the largest city of Portugal. The choir concentrates mainly on parish-inspired a cappella, ancient Rome operatic music (think Carmina Burana O Fortuna) although they also sing contemporary tunes however in the different old European languages.


Though their music can be both religious and profane, this unusual irony has given these Portugese singers the exclusive opportunity in collaborating with two of the world's most prestigious ensembles of today: "Hilliard Ensemble" and "The King's Singers".

Out of the chapel, the choir conducts their very own music festivals and singing workshops in the Lisbon area, and across the continent and the Azores.

Have a taste of the 16th and 17th century music with Grupo Vocal Olisipo! Available exclusively at the International A Cappella Festival 2012 guaranteed to give you goose bumps!

The group will be presenting two concerts focused on 17th century Portuguese music, a mix of sacred and non-sacred music on the 17th and sacred music on the 18th, both at Asian Civilisations Museum, Duarte Lobo's Requiem, take a listen to a part of it at


Musical showcase: Singers -- International A Cappella Festival '12

posted Oct 11, 2012, 7:07 AM by The A Cappella Society

Love the pop and jazz genres? Well, how about in the style of a cappella?

The Singers are making their debut appearance in Asia right here at the International A Cappella Festival 2012!

Having graduated from Rhythmic Music Conservatory of Copenhagen, they perform from small gigs to large music festivals all around Denmark since 1993. They are also very fervent in the Danish media, vocalizing for commercials, cartoons and singing in studios and live TV.

Although each of them are blessed with strong lead vocals, they create a magical blend when they sing as a whole--covering songs from artists like Madonna, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Black Eyed Peas, the group competed in the exclusive Eurovision Song Contest representing Denmark in 2007 where they succeeded as finalists.

Anticipate a showcase of classic hits of the pop and jazz songs and don't miss out this opportunity to catch the Singers perform live!

Over here to listen to the Singers rendition of "Where Is The Love" by Black Eyed Peas: http://www.myspace.com/singersdk/music/songs/where-is-the-love-15722176

Musical showcase: Sonic Suite -- International A Cappella Festival '12

posted Oct 3, 2012, 6:49 AM by The A Cappella Society

Sonic Suite is a mixed German vocal band that has reached a wide European audience from their small beginnings. Embodied with their own musical style of pop, soul and R & B, and especially with their passion for singing, they frequent both concerts as well as competition venues in Europe.

Their artistic drive to walk new paths in the musical landscape led them to receiving prestigious music awards like the “Deutscher Rock & Pop Preis 2010 (German Rock & Pop Music Awards) or the “Ward Swingle Award 2011”. For their current Asia tour, they are making their stop in Singapore for The International A Cappella Festival 2012!

The group is defined as natural and authentic, for their personalities and for their musical flairs. They are making their stop in Singapore as part of their Asia tour. Integrated with only their voices to create a full complex band sound, Sonic Suite often arouse curiosity amongst the masses about the possibilities of what the vocal instrument has to offer, often leaving the audience dumbfounded in amazement with standing ovations by their performances.

This is a small video of Sonic Suite in the recording of "Cherish the Ancient", a song specially recorded for the Asia tour

Expect to be impressed by these talented artists as they showcase their vocal skills on the 10th October right here at The International A Cappella Festival!

Musical showcase: Felix Zenger - International A Cappella Festival '12

posted Sep 28, 2012, 4:38 AM by The A Cappella Society   [ updated Oct 1, 2012, 3:23 AM by The A Cappella Society ]

With over a whopping 30 million views on YouTube, Finnish beatboxer Felix Zenger has collaborated with Kid Koala, Bahamadia and Blue, performing all around the world! Returning to Singapore as part of the International A Cappella Festival 2012, his musical talent is that of a wonder in itself.

Specializing in genres such as Electronica and Hip-hop, the Helsinki local expresses Stevie Wonder as his inspiration and role model and is also the only person to date having completed the final thesis on beatboxing. Equipped with a stage presence known to lure audience, Felix Zenger's gigs are described as apparent yet engaging and entertaining. He is also noted for his catchy urban rhythms purely produced from his very mouth and voice box. He'll be performing a series of tracks from his debut album, "Won't Say A Thing" and of course, freestyle.

If you are an aspiring beatboxer or simply looking for a fresh musical vision, come on down and catch the amazing Felix Zenger at the International A Cappella Festival 2012!

Felix Zenger's "Won't Say A Thing":

Finnish beatbox artist Felix Zenger has made a show-stopping entry into the scene during the past couple of years. Praised by the likes of Pharrell Williams, rubbing shoulders with such talent as Kid Koala, Bahamadia and Blu, Zenger is also a YouTube hit thanks to his remarkable performance clips, with the most popular one amassing over 30 million plays. On his debut album "Won't Say A Thing", Zenger goes way beyond the common conceptions of the beatbox as an art form.

What makes Felix Zenger an artist to keep your eye on is not just his extraordinary skill level, but his ability to put that talent into good use when aiming for his musical goal. As his debut album goes to show, what rules here is a fresh musical vision, with instrumental virtuosity added as a spice.

Listening to Zenger's music and seeing him live, it should come as no surprise to anyone that the man has been immersed in sound from the young age of five. Starting out with the piano, Zenger later on moved into beatboxing and into the field of urban rhythms. Studies at the Helsinki Pop & Jazz Conservatory added fresh ideas to the mix for Zenger, who is also the only person to date to complete his final thesis on beatboxing.

On stage, Zenger performs beatbox in its original form, engaging the audience with his strong stage presence. On occasion, Zenger also broadens his sound scape by effects and looping, performing vivid live versions of his album tracks either solo or with guests.

Hot on the heels of his debut album "Won't Say A Thing", Zenger's star is firmly on the rise. Recently he has performed in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, China, Mexico, El Salvador, Russia, Singapore, Canada, plus all over Europe and the Nordic countries.

"I'm sorry, but you're one of the best that ever did it."

– Pharrell Williams, N*E*R*D 

Musical showcase: The Glue -- International A Cappella Festival '12

posted Sep 27, 2012, 5:51 AM by Alex Sassarak

The Glue is making their stop in Singapore for their “Gluebâlisation – Asia” tour! They are one of the many a cappella groups from around the world to perform in the International A Cappella Festival '12.

Originating from Basel, Switzerland, The Glue have toured Europe, North America, Africa performing at over 600 concerts--"The Glue", also known as the "The Swiss Band without Instruments", is an all-male a cappella band specializing in mostly folk music. Though they also compose most of their songs and lyrics in all different genres of music and in 6 different languages. Their music and performances are described as tribal-like, comical, theatrical and professional.


With over 15 years since the start of their band, the mouth acrobats have clinched prominent awards such as "Best Original Song" in "Harmony Sweepstakes in New York and the "Kulturpreis Basel-Landschaft". For it’s world tour 2012, The Glue formed the term Gluebâlisation which is a mix of globalization, the name of the band and it’s hometown, Basel. The use of English and French highlights the still Eurocentristic perspective of both globalization and the singers' way of looking at the world.

This will be the Swiss artists' first time in Singapore, so do come down for a unique musical experience and witness The Glue showcase their amazing vocals!

The Glue: Promo

International A Cappella Festival Preview at Kinokuniya Main Store

posted Sep 24, 2012, 9:11 PM by Alex Sassarak

Catch a preview to the world-class vocal music performed at the International A Cappella Festival at Kinokuniya Main Store. On the first 2 Fridays of the Festival period, The Glue and Felix Zenger (5 October) and Singers (12 October) will turn Kinokuniya book store in Ngee Ann City into a stage to give a 30 minute lunch-time performance at 12.30pm for all interested listeners. Make sure to drop by if you can! Otherwise, you still have the chance to get your ticket to watch all these groups and many more in a full-length concert. You can find all the details on our website www.a-cappella.org.sg/events/festival.

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