22 September 2013
Viva Acappella were privileged to be asked to entertain a number of celebrity guests at the Coming Home Charity Cricket Match Evening Reception, held at the Honourable Artillery Company grounds on Monday 9th September 2013.
Dressed as waitresses in black trousers, white shirts and burgundy aprons with ties, the chorus performed a surprise flash mob at the evening reception as guests finished their desserts and coffee. As the auctioneer asked ‘Any questions?’ the pitch pipe was played and Viva Acappella launched in to their first song, a pop medley of Bruno Mars ‘Amazing’, Katy Perry’s ‘Firework’ and Black Eyed Peas ‘I Gotta a Feeling’ this was followed by two other songs including Frank Sinatra’s ‘Come Fly with Me’ and Take That’s ‘Rule the World’.
The annual event which sees the famous Bunbury Cricket Team play against the Coming Home Team is held to raise money for the Coming Home Charity a fundraising campaign for Haig Housing Trust; raising money to provide specially adapted and appropriate housing for the hundreds of Service personnel in need of rebuilding their lives. Celebrity guests included Girls Aloud singer, Sarah Harding and Harry Potter stars James and Oliver Phelps who played the Weasley Twins plus a selection of stars from rugby and football.
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: www.vivaacappella.co.uk
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: www.sweetadelineintl.org
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Tulsa, OK 74147-0168