A Community for A Cappella Performers, Arrangers &
Contemporary A Cappella ConcertSaturday, March 31, 2007 @ 5:30pm
University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
Communications Auditorium, Room 101
Come hear some of your favorite music as you’ve never heard it before: with NO INSTRUMENTS! We will perform the songs as you hear them on the radio, using only our voices. Be ready to here some amazing vocal talent and beat boxing!
Featuring UCF's own Crescendudes, Bellatones and Knightingales as well as the MIT Logarhythms!
This event is FREE and open to the public!
My name's Julian; I'm 16 and from Ottawa. 5 friends and I have a mostly a capella group (occasionally accompanied by guitar) and we perform in and around school. We arrange all our music ourselves, from classics (Let Me Call You Sweetheart, etc.) to Radiohead (I WiII), but mostly we sing music by our heros and idols, Moxy Früvous.
We got into vocal through our school choir; all - well, most of us, anyways - have a good ear, and all of of us wanted more of a challenge in our singing. Our instrumental music teacher, incidentally, is the brother of Moxy Früvous' producer - alas! when they were together - so he was able to set us up with some of their CDs.
After hours of listening, jotting, listening some more, erasing, listening... well, you know the arrangement process; my good friend and I scratched out our first song The Gulf War Song. If you haven't heard it, you should take a look for it (or I can e-mail it to you), it has beautiful harmony and lyrics.
From there we've expanded, singing at school functions, seniors' homes, friends birthdays, other provinces... we were even rented out ($5 a song ;-) ) so people could vicariously serenade their objects of attraction on Valentine's Day!.
I'll post a link on a friend's page that has two of our recordings from May 2006 in Nova Scotia... Spiderman and The Gulf War Song.
Keep in mind, they were recorded on a digital camera, so the sound quality leaves much to be desired. Also, our balance is off, but - hey! - we're learning and improving everyday.
http://www.ampersande.net/awesome/ (My apologies, LJ is not allowing me to post a link :-S )
Tell us what you think!
EDIT: Wow, that's much longer than anyone else's post... sorry!
FSU's all girl A capella group: from more info visit our web site
I am a Sweet Adeline: I sing lead with Lions Gate Chorus, directed by the FABULOUS Sandy Robinson. I also sing lead in an as yet unnamed quartet. I have arrangements floating around in my head all the time, but writing them down is somewhat of a challenge since I don't actually read music! I teach school during my non-singing hours, and I have way too many pets.
I'm 18, a University Music Student, and I'm so into barbershop. I sing with my local Barbershop Harmony Society chapter, as well as a few quartets from it. I sing baritone, and I love to sing.
I arrange music for my quartets, as well as write my own compositions.
I'm not sure what else to say, other than a cappella harmonies are sweet. Very very sweet.
CARA nominations are done!
I think the announcement of nominations will come out in the next few days...
Alright, let's get it started. First off, I'm Ariel, and I'm the manager/moderator of this community and I'm trying to get it a little busy in here. I'm 24, former member of the Stanford Harmonics, current member of the Boston vocal band Downtown Crossing. I'm an alto. You may have heard me on "Faster, Faster" off of the Sing 2 compilation. There's my intro! I encourage you all to post and introduce yourselves too.
Here's a challenge: Come up with your own BOCA list from this year - your 18 top collegiate tracks - and post it in this community before Friday, January 6th. We can discuss our choices with each other afterwards.
The tracks don't have to really be what BOCA claims to be - an product aimed at attracting more attention to collegiate a cappella - but instead, literally, your 18 fave tracks. There can be multiple tracks from the same group if you like. No need to be absurdly politically correct in your choices or afraid of offending anyone by omission. We're not RARB, people (though I do love RARB).
Thanks for joining this LJ community. Hopefully we can get it started a little bit, as the acapella_lovers community seems to be dead. If you have any fellow singers or fans who are on LJ, encourage them to join up. Maybe this forum can serve a different purpose than the forums at RARB or CASA. Who knows!