Celebrating the best of British Barbershop

28 March 2014


A concert to celebrate the ‘Best of British Barbershop’ will be held in Ipswich on Saturday 12 April 2014 at All Saints Church in Chevallier Street, Ipswich.


The ViP’s Acappella men’s chorus will be joining forces with all female chorus Viva Acappella to stage a night of musical entertainment featuring special guests Portobello Road, Barbershop Quartet and classical artist, Lindsey Tomei.  The men’s chorus are using the opportunity to attract new members.


The concert will start at 7.30pm.  Tickets £10 per person and can be booked in advance by calling 01449 760532 or visit www.vipchorus.co.uk



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 and 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 the RNIB 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


ViPs formed in the summer of 2013 and have brought the sound of glorious four-part harmony a cappella singing to Suffolk.  Gaynor Schofield, an established master-director of the national champion ladies chorus, Viva Acappella, started the group by looking for men who loved to sing but who maybe hadn’t found the right opportunities previously.  From a six-week training course was born the ViPs.  They were accepted into the British Association of Barbershop Singers a short while later – a move which will see them join the very best British barbershop groups in Harrogate this coming May.


More Information: www.vipchorus.co.uk

Contacts: Gaynor or Brian Schofield, Tel: 01449 760532

E-mail: enquiries@vipchorus.co.uk

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