Competition Countdown – Final Episode of 2020

We here at Acaville have been so honored to have the chance to sit down with competing groups from this year’s ICCA and ICHSA. We have come to the last installment for the season, where we are honored to share with you interviews and the ENTIRE 2020 SETS for the following groups: Guildhall School of Music & Drama #TheConchordsMacArthur PFCPitchmen​, and The Hofbeats.

Because we are including the entire sets of these stellar groups, this last episode will be 90 minutes, starting at 7:30pm Eastern/4:30pm Pacific, with groups airing in the order listed above.

We will rebroadcast on Sunday April 5th at 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific, and starting Monday April 6th in podcast form on the Competition Countdown podcast, available on all major podcasting platforms.

New Tunesday – January 21, 2020

Highline Vocal Jazz

This one is a treat for the ears AND the eyes. See them LIVE at N.E.Voices this weekend – we’ll be streaming it right here on Acaville!

a cappella, NYC, jazz, Hal David, Burt Bacharach, stop motion, singing, harmony, a capella

The King’s Singers

Founding Harmony is coming soon and here’s the newest single from this pillar of the a cappella world.

a cappella, Finding Harmony, London, Alma Androzzo, Stacey V. Gibbs, MLK, hymn, 1945

Forte

Forte + Shams Ahmed + Plaid Productions + Justin Critchfield + Ed Boyer + Dave Sperandio + Ryan Parma = Magic. That’s how math works, right?

a cappella, Centreville, Ohio, Dayton Strong, Youth, Shawn Mendez, ICHSA, cover song, Ryan Parma, singing, Shams Ahmed, a capella

DCappella

Anytime the vocal percussionist gets a solo, you know it’s going to be great.

a cappella, Disney, Aristocats, Antonio Fernandez, jazz, singing, movie soundtrack

Six Appeal

This Twin Cities based group announced their new members, Mel Daneke and Virginia Cavaliere with this Beyonce classic.

a cappella, Minnesota, Beyonce, cover song, singing, a capella

NoVI

There’s a reason the a cappella community loves singing and hearing covers of this Leonard Cohen song – especially when arranged and sung well.

a cappella, live music, cover song, Leonard Cohen, London, singing, St Michael’s Paternoster Royal

Anthem Lights

This group should really just consider going all a cappella.

a cappella, Ed Sheeran, wedding songs, love song, cover song, singing, Perfect, quartet, Nashville,

Harvard Opportunes

A stellar live version of Hard Place featuring first year soloist, Devon Gates.

a cappella, live music, cover song, H.E.R., Harvard, a capella, singing

Voxy

January is a great time to put the spotlight on empowerment songs. Here’s a great medley from this San Diego quintet.

a cappella, a capella, singing, cover song, women, women rising, in solidarity, rise up, Quiet, MILCK,, Andra Day, Armor, Sara Bareilles, This Is Me, The Greatest Showman, San Diego

Vocal HERspective Episode 22 – Judy Minkoff

If there were a poster woman for girl power, Judy Fontana Minkoff might just be it. This DC area native has taken the NYC a cappella scene by storm, leading the SingStrong Single Singers and founding the 2016 Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival Champions and headliners for SoJam and Kettering National A Cappella FestivalStiletta

Sit down with her tonight on Acaville Radio at 6:30 PST/9 pm EST on Episode 22 – or catch the rebroadcasts on Sunday, December 29! You’ll be able download on all of your podcast networks TOMORROW. Link in the Podcast Menu above or at vocalherspective.org

And, as all of the Acaville original content, we’ll be on break for the holidays and we’ll be back with Episode 23 with Lisa Forkish on January 7th!

Vocal HERspective Episode 21 – Hannah Juliano

Vocal HERspective is back for Episode 21 with quite possibly the most genuine human on the planet – Hannah Juliano! From a late start in singing, to success with Pitch Slapped, national tours, Super Bowl commercials, and now a second year on stage with the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes, there is just so much to learn from her journey. Plus she’s the perfect feel good interview for this week of gratitude – your hosts and the a cappella community are certainly thankful for her!

Listen in tonight at 6:30 pm PST/9:30 pm EST or hear the rebroadcast on Sunday at 10:30 am/pm PST. The episode goes live on all of the podcast platforms on Monday.