What we're about
Simply A Cappella is an audition based all female barbershop chorus which means we sing in 4-part-harmony: Bass, Baritone, Lead and Tenor. And if you don't know what that means, come be our guest and we will explain everything to you!
We have the pleasure of working with our director Topher Keene http://www.topherkeene.com (http://www.topherkeene.com/)
Guests are welcome at any of our Thursday night rehearsals to join our mixed age group of singers. We have ladies in their 20s, 30s... up to the early 80s :) Check us out on Facebook to see who we are http://www.facebook.com/singsimplyacappella/
Simply A Cappella is a local chapter of Sweet Adelines International ( http://sweetadelines.com/ ) an amazing organization of over 23,000 women from around the globe who love acappella singing with 4-part harmonies. This worldwide, non-profit organization is committed to advancing the musical art form of acappella barbershop harmony through education, competition and performance.
How to join
Prospective members will be asked to learn a song and will have the opportunity to audition after about 6 rehearsals. Your audition is the first step into membership. We will provide you with sheet music as well as audio learning tracks to help you practice at home. We will also set you up with practice quartets to support you in your singing. Our goal is to help you succeed, so don’t be afraid to ask lots of questions! We will give you more information about how to become a member at rehearsal.
Each week you'll receive direction from our Director Topher Keene and you'll learn new and exciting ways to bring out the very best singer in you. In addition to weekly Thursday night rehearsals, we perform in and around our area for local festivals, holiday events, and shows of our own. We also participate in the Region 21 Regional Competition in the spring of each year, currently held in Phoenix, AZ. In preparation for competition, we will have occasional additional rehearsals with experts (coaches) who are brought in, and members are expected to attend those coaching sessions. Monthly member dues cover our expenses for music, our Director, facilities rental and as funds allow, costumes and a portion of other event fees.
Please reach out with any questions you might have. We are happy to answer them.