Happy Birthday, Sweet Adelines!

On this day in 1945, Edna Mae Anderson gathered fellow singers in Tulsa, Oklahoma to create a space for women in barbershop. From a first chapter of 85 women now at 21,000 singers worldwide, 75 year is something to celebrate!

The anniversary is celebrated each year as Barbershop Appreciation Day and Sweet Adelines invites you to share your memories and experiences using the hashtag #sweetads75 from now through October when they had been due to celebrate at their international convention.

Happy birthday!

Vocal HERspective Episode 13 – Kris Adams

Kristina Adams is a two-time Harmony Queen and longtime music educator. We like to call her the barbershop whisperer as what this singer does is nothing short of magic.

Kris talks about singing, teaching, and even some new ways she is incorporating music into her life and career.

Tune it at 9:30 pm Eastern tonight or listen to the rebroadcast Sunday at 1:30 pm Eastern, Monday at 1:30 am Eastern if you are a night owl! The episode will be available Monday for download!

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!