Viva Acappella plan Open Garden Event Fundraiser

20 May 2013


Gold medal champion chorus and international competitors, Viva Acappella plan Open Garden Event fundraiser in Chelsfield Park, Orpington to raise funds for International Competition.


The Open Garden event is planned for Sunday 16th June 2013 at 10 Homestead Road, Chelsfield Park, Orpington BR6 6HW.  Starting from 2pm the event will include an opportunity to stroll and enjoy the beautiful gardens owned by Irene & Phillip Lamprell.  The afternoon will also include some light entertainment and the opportunity to purchase some gifts from the Viva Acappella Gift Stall. 


Refreshments including tea, coffee, soft drinks and cakes will be available to purchase throughout the afternoon plus the opportunity to enter the Viva Raffle with an amazing top cash prize of £250 to be drawn on the day.  The Open Garden is expected to attract over 100 local residents from the surrounding area.


Tickets are just £3, Children under 12 £1.50.  For more information visit or email


Viva Acappella will be representing the UK & Netherlands at the International Barbershop Championships being held in Honolulu, Hawaii. The four day annual event, organised by US based Sweet Adelines International, attracts over 10,000 singers from all over the world and will be hosted at the International Hawai’i Convention Center in Honolulu from 5th – 9th November 2013. 




Notes to Editor:

Viva Acappella is an exciting, vibrant female group of harmony singers based in Bexley, Kent.  The thirty five 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 recently won gold at the national barbershop competition (Sweet Adelines International, Region 31) in Birmingham in May 2012 they will be competing in the International competition in Hawaii in November 2013, representing the UK & the Netherlands against the rest of the world.  In 2011 Viva Acappella won the annual Top Choir of Kent competition organised by the Rotary Club of Canterbury and supported by BBC Radio Kent.  Viva’s repertoire includes pop, rock, show tunes and ballads.  The chorus is currently fundraising to enable the group to make the trip to compete in Hawaii and are available to sing at any occasion, corporate events, charity fundraisers, shows, weddings, festivals, launches, birthdays and anniversary parties.


More Information:

Contacts:             Michelle Daniels, Mobile 07775 065581

Adel Hanily, Mobile 07989 428841



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:

International Headquarters

P.O. Box 470168

Tulsa, OK 74147-0168

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