Vocal HERspective Episode 23 – Lisa Forkish

2020 with none other than Lisa Forkish. From Divisi, to Osa Vocal Rush to HIVE and even more in between, Lisa is a champion of inclusivity in the a cappella community. Whether it be through the many years of work with the Women’s A Cappella Association, being the driving force behind WeSing, writing original music, or being a constant mentor and coach to all, Lisa’s work is bringing us all a deeper level of connection and understanding.

Tune in at 9:30 pm EST/6:30 pm PST tonight on Acaville Radio. The rebroadcasts will air Sunday at 10:30 am & pm PST and the episode will be available on all podcast platforms on Monday January 13.

New Tunesday – October 8, 2019

VoicePlay 

What happens when you take the ethereal alt-pop queen of Gen Z and do a three minute a cappella medley? This.

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HIVE

Just ahead of their headlining appearance at Haunted Harmonies, the powerful women of HIVE dropped their latest single and music video for Krystle Warren’s “So We Say.”

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Rebel Bit

If you haven’t discovered this Italian group yet, now is the time. Evoking the emotions we usually feel from The Swingles or Cluster, this quartet is putting their own sound on the map with this cover of Sting’s classic, “Fields of Gold.”

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Haunted Harmonies To Air LIVE on Acaville

Halloween Month is officially underway and we are kicking off our live streams for the 2019-2020 season with Haunted Harmonies in Salem, MA! Now in it’s 5th year, Haunted Harmonies is a spooktacular event featuring a day full of masterclasses, busking on the busy streets of the witchiest place on earth and a concert featuring six competitors and this year’s headliners, HIVE.

Can’t make it to Salem? Here’s what in store for you at home – either with free audio on the station or a video feed here on our site for Acaville members! The contest kicks off at 7 pm Eastern, followed by a performance by HIVE.

HIVE
Featuring some of the biggest names in a cappella, HIVE makes all vocal music and tries to make the world a better place. They’ll be joined by special guest Sarah Mercedes of Upper Structure who will sing with them on the debut of several original tunes.

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This year’s competitors:

Elevate
Founded in 2018, this 7-member contemporary group challenges the boundaries and expectations of the a cappella audience. Their goal is to create dynamic, sophisticated music and vibrant moments.

NOTEorious
This co-ed group from North Reading high school finished 2nd in the ICHSA Northeast Semifinal last spring and are preparing for a featured performance at Walk Disney World this year.

Pitch, Please!
The newest a cappella group at Northeastern University, this women’s group came out swinging, with immediate successes in ICCA and studio recordings. They’ve also competed on local TV show, Sing That Thing!, where they won top collegiate group.

Rogue
Rogue is a barbershop quartet affiliated with Harmony, Incorporated. Based in Virginia, the quartet features a two-time Harmony Queen, a former Broadway star, and longtime contemporary a cappella singers with goals of bringing something new and exciting to barbershop. The group is currently preparing to compete in International Contest, where they are ranked 9th.

The 18 Wheelers
Fro The Wheeler School in Providence, RI, this high school group is renowned for their top quality performances and studio releases.

Unisons
Founded in 2008 to fill the gap in all-male a cappella groups at Northeastern, the Unisons first qualified for ICCA in 2011, moving onto Semifinals twice. In 2012, they released their first album: Off the Cabeza and then another, None the Wiser. They were featured in a short snippet on POP’s Sing it On! and competed at BOSS in 2019. The Unisons continue to perform at events around Boston and across the Northeast.

New Tunesday – January 22, 2019

The great music keeps on rolling in – here are some of our favorite new releases this week:

The Swingles

An original folk tune written by group tenor, Oliver Griffiths, is the perfect way to celebrate your most important relationships this new year.

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Peter Hollens

The one man a cappella band brings his favorite song from Lion King. Enjoy the many faces and sounds from this irrefutable YouTube star.

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The AcaLumni Project

What a nice surprise it was for the Acaville team to get a virtual Valentine from the world’s first internet-based a cappella group. “You’ve Got a Friend” is the latest release from this group of a cappella alumni from around the world. Like what you hear? Send your own valentine this year with their help!

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Jared Halley

The Ohio-based YouTube star with many clones released his latest cover – this time of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody.

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HIVE

We’re not sure there’s ever been a video that perfectly captured the essence of a group like this one. Enjoy “On and Ever Onward” arranged by Lisa Forkish.

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Rifftide

Born out of the very active BYU a cappella scene, this cover of “Dream” is visually stunning with cinematography work from Tyler Edwards.

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RANGE

With a roster full of up and coming Broadway stars, Range out of NYC covers Meadowlark with full blessing from Stephen Schwartz.

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燃点人声乐团Ignite Vocal

Is it just us, or does it feel like we’re ready for another boy band wave? In the meantime, here’s 18 boy bands in one pretty package from Ignite Vocal out of China.

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