Singapore International A Cappella Festival 2013

Seven fabulous a cappella groups are coming to Singapore to perform at the Sixth International A Cappella Festival in October 2013. This year the focus is on young, vibrant singers and groups who push the boundaries of voice and vocal technique, and who dazzle with their virtuosity, wit and humour. 

The festival commences with an open air concert at the Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage in the Botanical Gardens. This is a free concert, and the gardens will be filled with the sounds of over a hundred beautiful voices as the sun goes down.

The A Cappella Society is proud to present local singers as well as international groups. Over the following four weeks, there will be a series of concerts featuring international guests Mezzotono (Italy), Africa Entsha (South Africa), Basix (Denmark), WAB (France) Felix Zenger (Finland), Tobias Hug (Germany) and Shades (Malaysia).

Local groups TAS Voices, Acappuccino and well­loved Filipino group VocaBlends will join together in a celebration of community and song. SP Vocal Talents from Singapore Polytechnic will perform at one of their first ever major events. Tropicappella, an cappella group full of zest, will be performing in a special concert featuring the debut performance of Singapore’s newest children’s choir, Asia Pacific Youth Choir for Peace. 

Apart from the concerts, the festival will also host a number of performances in and around one of our major supporters, Arbite Café, also located at Aliwal Arts Centre, who will be providing a special ‘quickie’ festival food and wine menu for festival attendees. Spend an afternoon or an evening with friends and be entertained by some of the best of the best in a cappella music from around the world.

A slate of exciting fringe activities have also been lined­up for the festival, and this includes songwriting and a cappella workshops, as well as an Ultimate Beatbox Camp whereby international talents Felix Zenger, Tobias Hug & WAB will join forces to impart their valuable skills and knowledge on the art of beatboxing. South African group Africa Entsha will also be sharing about music from their homeland, and participants can expect to enjoy a mesmerising afternoon of singing and learning about the unique music from a different culture.

All concerts, apart from the grand opening, will be held in the brand new TAS performance space on the third floor at Aliwal Arts Centre, a thriving hub of arts groups and activities in the middle of the Kampong Glam district.

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