This was our reaction when we heard our first performance for the year was scheduled in the 2nd week back from the summer break! Fearlessly this small group sang up a storm for TAPPS in Cottesloe in what turned into a truely joyous performance. What a way to start the year!
Carolling in Fremantle on a “scorching summers day” with a very young director!
Late November and December saw the ladies of ACW dress up to share the Spirit of Christmas on 23 separate occasions by singing carols for the community in Fremantle, City of Perth, St John Of God Hospital in Murdoch and many other locations.
ACW is very proud of 2013 Regional Quartet Champions Hi-Jinx who represented Australia at the International Barbershop Convention in Honolulu on the 7th of November. They placed 19th in the world making Hi-Jinx the first Australian quartet to break into the top 20. Congratulations Hi-Jinx!
We dressed in purple for our rehearsal on the 23rd of September to show our support for the Fremantle Dockers AFL footballers through to their Grand Final. We marked, we kicked, we gave goals and no goals and that was just the warm-up! We sang the club song – with harmonies of course and even had purple cake! We had fun and Go the Dockers!
Members, past members and coaches celebrated in true ‘ACW style’ our chorus’s 5th birthday anniversary on the 18th September 2013, sharing memories, photographs, stories, songs and a lot of laughs. ACW has had an extraordinary journey in the past 5 years with many achievements in charity events, performance and shows, and of course – on the contest stage.
The Nannup Flower Festival was our destination in August 2013. It was a pleasure to get away from the city for the weekend and entertained the festival goers. We also enjoyed a little shopping, cheese tasting, garden gazing, photography and the odd Devonshire tea.
July 2013 saw more than 40 ‘Dowdaranup ladies’ travel to Northam to perform our now famous Music Hall show. We debuted some new songs, were ably supported by Barret Oliver and local Adam Harris and enjoyed a high tea with the locals afterwards. Thank you Northam for a wonderful afternoon.
In May 2013, A Cappella West was very excited to achieved a Silver medal and the Most Improved Chorus Award in this years SAA Australian Regional Competition! In addition, our Hi-Jinx Quartet was again crowned Region Quartet Champions.
In March 2013, A Cappella West again supported the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave by braving the Cockburn Gateway Shopping Centre crowd to sing for those shaving or colouring their hair.