4th place at the UK Annual Babershop Competition

4th June 2014


Kent based female chorus Viva Acappella achieved 4th place in the annual UK barbershop competition held at the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham last month.


The chorus, made up of forty women, competed in the annual national barbershop competition (Sweet Adelines International Region 31) and was up against twenty one choruses ranging from twenty to ninety members on stage. Each year the choruses go head to head to win a place to sing for the UK & the Netherlands at the annual International Convention in November 2015 which takes place in Las Vegas.

Viva Acappella have not long returned from representing the UK & Netherlands at the 2013 International Convention held in Hawaii last November, where they were ranked 22nd place in the international scores.  Michelle Daniels commented, “Although we were disappointed not to have regained the gold medal title from our win in 2012, we were delighted with our performance on stage.  We had worked incredibly hard on our choreography to ensure it was slick and professional and we believe it was the best performance package we have put together to date.  As always there is room for improvement and we will continue to work on those elements by continuing to work hard over the next twelve months and investing further international coaching from some of the top barbershop coaches in the world”.



Notes to Editor:

Viva Acappella is an exciting, vibrant female group of harmony singers based in Bexley, Kent.  The forty members come from all over the South East including Kent, Suffolk, Essex and Surrey.  Formed in 2009 the chorus compete both nationally and internationally, having won gold at the national barbershop competition (Sweet Adelines International, Region 31) in Birmingham in May 2012 they went on to be ranked 22nd in the world at the International Championships held in Hawaii in November 2013 (Sweet Adelines International Convention).  Viva’s repertoire includes pop, rock, show tunes and ballads.  The chorus support charities such as Marie Curie Cancer Research and Breast Cancer Awareness as well as sing at various occasions, corporate events, charity fundraisers, shows, weddings, festivals, launches, birthdays and anniversary parties.

More Information: www.vivaacappella.co.uk

Contacts: Michelle Daniels, Mobile 07775 065581

E-mail press@vivaacappella.co.uk


Sweet Adelines International is a highly respected worldwide organisation of women singers committed to advancing the musical form of barbershop harmony through education, competition and performance. This independent, non-profit music education association is one of the world’s largest singing organisations for women encompassing nearly 25,000 members from the United States, Australia, Canada, England, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Scotland, Sweden, The Netherlands and Wales.

More Information: www.sweetadelineintl.org

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