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Bristol A Cappella is a mixed chorus of around forty singers, making music for fun and achievement. We sing mainly pop, rock and show tunes without instruments and are always looking for new members who can be at our gigs and competition appearances.

Music

(Links here go to our singer-only section, unfortunately.)

Our sing-out repertoire consists of:

And we have Christmas songs, too:

Goals

Where are we going as a chorus? One of our coaches (the wonderful Liz Garnett) has helped us to split our aims into three sections. We have outcome goals - things we want to achieve - and process goals - how we want to get there - for the chorus, and personal goals which each singer makes for themselves.

Process

Bristol A Cappella aims:

  • to be a fun place to sing harmony a cappella1) , in the rock, pop and show song styles;
  • to work on continual improvement to our craft;
  • to entertain our audiences wherever we perform;
  • to socialise as a group and encourage fellowship among singers.

Outcome

Bristol A Cappella aims:

  • to become a solid 70%+2) chorus;
  • to put on two to three full show experiences each year;
  • to compete once per year;
  • to have smaller events, like busking and flash mobs, to reach a total of around ten performances each year.

Visual Identity

If you need to link to Bristol A Cappella's web site or use our logo for publicity, you can look at our visual identity information.

History

2016

  • 10th December: First major self-hosted concert
  • 30th May: BABS convention - first ever British mixed chorus to compete
  • 12th March: First contest - Mid-Somerset Festival

2015

  • July: First coaching evening with Liz Garnett
  • January: Rehearsals moved to Victoria Methodist Church

2014

2013

  • 1st October: Official founding date, rehearsing at St. Paul's, Clifton
  • Spring: Trial rehearsals
1)
We're looking for lyrical songs that create full, “locked” chords; we don't sing traditional barbershop songs, but that's where this style of a cappella singing started, with what's known as the “expanded sound”.
2)
Using guidelines on sound, musicality and performance from the Barbershop Harmony Society