The 25th anniversary of Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival took place in 2009 alongside the Miracle on the Hudson, Barack Obama’s inauguration, and, familiarly enough, the swine flu pandemic.
But it was a night of great music, especially barbershop, in San Rafael. MAXX Factor took home top honors, with LoveNotes Quartet taking 2nd place and audience favorite. The audience was also treated to Cartoon Johnny, 3 Men & A Melody, Evolution, MouthBeats, Our Town, and 3rd Place finisher, Rezonate.
Hear it tonight on Friday Night Live at 6 pm Pacific, or Sunday at 8 am & pm Pacific – only on Acaville!
Tonight on Talkappella, Brian and Elicia are with Business Casual, a Bay Area group that’s been experiencing a steady rise in the a cappella community – including two appearances at Carnegie Hall, wins at Harmony Sweepstakes and VoiceJam, and a trip to represent the US at Vocal Asia in Japan. Listen tonight at 8 pm Eastern/5 pm Pacific on acaville.org.
In case you needed a reminder – today is Friday! And we’ve got a stellar Friday Night Live for you tonight at 6 pm PDT!
The year is 2005. Doctor Who is revived on BBC. Pope John Paul II dies. YouTube launches. Hurricane Katrina slams the US Gulf Coast. Saddam Hussein goes to trial. Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany.
And the a cappella world saw Groove For Thought topping a STACKED field at the National Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival Finals. Hear them and all of the finalists – Face Vocal Band, Fiveplay, Cartoon Johnny, Mood Swing, Traces, Undivided, and Firedrill! tonight at 6 pm or Sunday at 8 am/pm Pacific free on acaville.org
Facebook launches on Harvard’s campus. The Olympics return to Athens. W is reelected. Armed robbers make off with “The Scream” and other priceless art. Spirit and Opportunity landed on Mars and an unmanned spacecraft makes it to Saturn.
And Chapter 6 won the Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival National Finals.
Listen tonight to hear Chapter 6 and finalists Clockwork, Mosaic, Inpulse, Alpha, The Heebee-jeebees, Road Show, and Vox Bop starting at 6 pm Pacific (9 pm Eastern) – only on Acaville!