Some A Cappella Favorites For Your Hanukkah Celebrations

If there is something that we can rely on, it is excellent Jewish a cappella, and with the Hanukkah holiday upon us, we thought we’d share a few of our favorite a cappella songs that celebrate, parody, and bring joy to the Festival of Lights!

New from Six13 this season, a take on Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, with a classic Six13 twist.

Hanukkah, Chanukah, Six13, Jewish, a cappella

The Y-Studs will make a trip to DC for the Hanukkah Celebration at the White House this Thursday. Here is their Hanukkah version of Andra Day’s “Rise Up”:

Y-Studs, Jewish, a cappella, Hanukkah, Chanukah

The Maccabeats have toured the world to share their music. Candlelight is one of their most popular Hanukkah tunes:

Maccabeats, Jewish, a cappella, Hanukkah, Chanukah

And lucky for you, they released a new video for this holiday:

Maccabeats, Jewish, a cappella, Hanukkah, Chanukah

Shir Soul gave us a great rendition of Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah while paying homage to the reigning kings and queen of a cappella, Pentatonix:

Shir Soul, Jewish, a cappella, Hanukkah, Chanukah

And don’t forget their latest release that was featured in last week’s New Tunesday:

Shir Soul, Jewish, a cappella, Hanukkah, Africa

And the kings of Jewish a cappella improv, Pella Productions give us an 8 Nights of Hanukkah Mashup:

Pella, a cappella, Jewish, Hanukkah, Chanukah

Chag Sameach!

Voice Only 2018 Announced

After many years of a split scholastic and professional compilations, Voices Only combined forces for 2018 Vol. 1 & 2. Here is the extended track list with a great list of high school, collegiate and professional a cappella, expected to be available for download soon.

Volume 1
1) Don’t Belong – Ithacappella
2) Bad Blood – Faux Paz
3) Girlfriend – The Virginia Sil’hooettes
4) Come Together – m-pact
5) Pure Imagination – The SoCal VoCals

6) Animal Spirits – TAG – The A Cappella Group
7) My Favorite Things – Blue Jupiter
8) Super Mario Super Medley – David Fowler
9) The A Team – Freshman Fifteen
10) 22 (Over S∞∞n) – The Boston University Treblemakers
11) Something Beautiful – Kansas City A Cappella, SoundProof
12) Got To Get You Into My Life – Rip_Chord
13) New Rules – All-Night Yahtzee
14) Rise – Sound Off
15) Work Song – UNC Achordants
16) Shape of You – One Note Stand A Cappella
17) Bad Romance – Sensations
18) Pelu Mi – The Sons of Pitches

Volume 2
1) Beneath The Brine – Academical Village People
2) What About Us – OneVoice
3) Giants – Take 7 & Naughty Scotty and the Octapella
4) In The Real Early Morning – Juxtaposition
5) Girls Your Age – Amazin’ Blue
6) Beethoven Medley – Backtrack
7) Let It Be – The Tufts Amalgamates
8) Glowing in the Dark – Scott & Ryceejo
9) Jealous – BLACKOUT
10) Narnia – The Swingles

11) Machine – Pitches and Notes
12) The Circle Game – Doox of Yale (The Duke’s Men)
13) Haze – The Overtones
14) Crabbuckit – Cadence
15) Sledgehammer – Off the Beat
16) Into You – Mixed Emotions
17) Ultralight Beam – The Michigan G-Men
18) Take Me Home – Tufts University Beelzebubs

 

Golden Overtones Tunes

Catch the Spring 2018 Golden Overtones show – a little something for our non-members to enjoy as we get everything ready for the new 2018-2019 season!

Here are the tunes in the show:

1. Finesse
Artists Name: Bruno Mars
Lead Vocalists: Shraddha Pandey
Arranger: Shraddha Pandey
6. Human Contact
Artists Name: Catey Shaw
Lead Vocalist: Georgina Espinosa
Arranger: Hoi Ning Liu
2. Bad Mood
Artists Name: Miley Cyrus
Lead Vocalist: Ashley Rodriguez
Arranger: Sonia Yuen
7. Say My Name; Distraction mashup
Artists Name: Destiny’s Child; Kehlani
Lead Vocalist: Meghna Mandava
Arranger: Meghna Mandava
3. Outlaws
Artists Name: Alessia Cara
Lead Vocalist: Amy Hung
Arranger: Sonia Yuen/Hoi Ning Liu
8. Hotter Than Hell
Artists Name: Dua Lipa
Lead Vocalist: Ruby Welsh Ferrerya
Arranger: Ruby Welsh Ferrerya
4. Drive It Like You Stole It
Artists Name: Sing Street
Lead Vocalist: Aoife O’Connor
Arranger: Aoife O’Connor
9. Never Be The Same
Artists Name: Camila Cabello
Lead Vocalist: Riya Kulkarni
Arranger: Hoi Ning Liu
5. Old Friends
Artists Name: Jasmine Thompson
Lead Vocalist: Ana Shaughnessy
Arranger: Nick Smith
10. Boots
Artists Name: Kesha
Lead Vocalist: Sonia Yuen
Arranger: Sonia Yuen

Check Out The Calendar!

We’ve added a new feature to the Acaville site: an a cappella event calendar!

Looking for something fun to do? We’ve gathered shows and events from hundreds of a cappella groups and organizations around the world, and consolidated them all here. Today and tomorrow are on the home page, and there’s a full list of future events at the “Beyond” link.

See something interesting? Click for more details, and in some cases, even link directly to get tickets!

(Don’t see your group’s events there? Drop us a line and we can get you added to the system!)

Acaville Launches Membership

We’re so excited to launch a new Acaville Membership program! Everybody will still be able to listen to Acaville as before, but we’re rolling out a ton of fun, new benefits for members.

Over the next few months, we’re working on making back episodes of all our shows available on-demand for members – we’ve already got every aired episode of #TheSpotlight. At some membership levels, we’ll even turn our whole station over to you for an hour to play whatever a cappella you want!

Plus, we’ve got some special things up our sleeve to roll out in the next few weeks, too. So this is just the beginning!

Head on over to our Join page to sign up – not only are there great benefits in store, but you’ll be helping us keep the lights on and the music flowing.

Thanks so much!