At only 7 years old, A Cappella West has achieved what many choruses strive for decades to manage – we won Gold at the national convention in Hobart in May 2015! Not only that, but with a score of 626. A score above 600 (out of 800) is a milestone achievement, and is recognised by the international organisation by the awarding of Master Director status on the chorus directors.
So the big news is, this means we will represent Australia at the SAI World Championships in Las Vegas in October 2016! We appreciate all the support we get from our families and friends, and hope you will help us in our fundraising journey to get to the world stage.
Congratulations Hi-Jinx on their 4th consecutive national win! With another record breaking score, that will also be heading to Vegas, but in 2015 instead – wishing them all the very best!
The chorus was also very proud of Eureka quartet who, in their first contest, managed to nab the Bronze! Congratulations!
ACW started 2015 in style singing Aussie songs for locals at the annual Rossmoyne Rotary Australia Day Breakfast in the Park.
In June a small(ish) group of ladies went out into the glorious winter sunshine to sing at the Lions sponsored WA Day – Have A Go community event in Bullcreek. We just love getting out there and singing!
ACW quartet Hi Jinx were again crowned 2014 Region 34 Champions at the SAA Regional Convention in Sydney in May. These talented ladies are our directors and mentors and we couldn’t be more proud.
We are very chuffed for our quartets Thats What She Said (aka Hi Jinx, on the left in their orange and purple) who placed first and Eureka (in the purple and orange on the right) who placed 3rd in the Invitation Quartet Competition part of the BHA Western Region Competition for 2014. A Cappella West also performed and surprised the audience with our costume reveal.
ACW were happy to support one of our members when she again shaved her hair to raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation. Some of our ladies crazy coloured their hair in support and we sang up a storm at Cockburn Central Shopping Centre for locals and shavers alike.
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!