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  • A Cappella Showcase Presents...
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  •  Date Posted: Fri, 19 Aug 2022
    A Cappella Showcase Presents...
    Do you have a favourite coach that you have learned at least one long lasting piece of information? A coach that has helped your chorus sound better or look better? A coach that has given you a better understanding of the music itself.

    A Cappella Showcase is a lucky chorus to have an amazing Director, Jordan Travis, and a great Assistant Director in Amy Patterson. If you have ever had coaching from either of these people, you know what I’m talking about. Every week we have both out in front giving us great coaching and encouragement. I recently had the privilege of watching Amy coach a quartet and even though I see her every week it was amazing to be listening to the words of wisdom and to hear the difference those words made. When you are in the chorus hearing the sound, you don’t always recognize the change as much as listening as an outsider.

    At A Cappella Showcase we know that we are an incredibly lucky chorus to have both Jordan and Amy as well as the top-notch coaches we bring in to help us achieve what we do. With that in mind, we decided that we wanted other choruses in Area 5 to have the same opportunities so we created a scholarship that any chorus in Area 5 could apply for. 

    We sent out a notice to all the choruses in Area 5 with a scholarship application in which they needed to let us know the following: who the coach was they were looking at bringing in and when, what they wanted to accomplish from the coaching and what the financial burden for the chorus would be and why they should be chosen.  We also asked that each applicant let us know if they were an ACC or ICC participant, whether they participate in education and community sing outs and shows.

    We wanted to select a chorus who had the financial burden but also was a part of the Harmony Inc community as well as their own community. In other words, a well-rounded chorus who had the desire to improve.

    We received two applications this year which our Board of Directors reviewed and at this past Area 5 ACC we were very honoured to present the scholarship to a well deserving chorus. 

    Congratulations to Scarborough Harmony Chorus on being awarded this scholarship!
     
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  • WONDERFUL PERFORMANCES, ECSTATIC WINNERS AND QUARTETS GALORE!
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  •  Date Posted: Thu, 7 Jul 2022
    WONDERFUL PERFORMANCES, ECSTATIC WINNERS AND QUARTETS GALORE!
    Our chorus is extremely proud of ALL our active quartets and wish to warmly congratulate Generations and Onyx who respectively took First and Second Place at Harmony Inc.’s Area 5 AC&C!  On May 27, 2022, A Cappella Showcase was beautifully represented with 6 active quartets and more in the making! 

    Here are some members of ACS’ amazing quartets.


     
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  • GENERATIONS WINS BIG AT Harmony Inc.'s Area 5 AC&C!
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  •  Date Posted: Thu, 7 Jul 2022
    GENERATIONS WINS BIG AT Harmony Inc.'s  Area 5 AC&C!
    Not only did they take First Place, Generations also won the award for Most Improved Quartet! 
    (From L. to R.: Amy Patterson, Baritone; Emily Travis, Tenor; Elizabeth Williams, Lead; and Sarah Patterson, Bass.)

     
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  • WAY TO GO, ONYX!
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  •  Date Posted: Thu, 7 Jul 2022
    WAY TO GO, ONYX!
    Onyx, a new and very recently formed quartet, took Second Place at Harmony Inc.’s Area 5 AC&C!
    (From L. to R.: Jenn Haines, Bass; Michelle Odendahl, Baritone; Amy Chop, Lead; and Kelly Thomas, Tenor.)

     
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  • SHARING GOOD FORTUNE WITH OTHERS!
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  •  Date Posted: Thu, 7 Jul 2022
    SHARING GOOD FORTUNE WITH OTHERS!
    A Cappella Showcase has recently created an award that consists of a coaching scholarship given to one of the choruses of Area 5 who meets or exceeds the criteria of this program. This year, A Cappella Showcase’s Coaching Scholarship was awarded to the highly deserving Scarborough Harmony Chorus at the Area 5 AC&C!  
     

    Judi Goodwin, President of the winning chorus, expressed her joy at receiving this Scholarship:
    “On behalf of the entire chorus, I would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for this very generous gift. The money will allow us to have much more coaching than we could have afforded, helping us on our journey to be the best we can be.  As the newest chorus in Area 5, we are so overwhelmed with the love and support we have received, and we cannot begin to express how much this scholarship means to us.”

    Moving forward, ACS will award up to $1,500.00 as a coaching scholarship to a qualifying chorus at every Area 5 AC&C. 

    For more information on the criteria of this program, please contact Angie Morton at president@acappellashowcase.org.

     
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  • Winning Big Doesn't Only Happen in Vegas
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  •  Date Posted: Thu, 23 Jun 2022
    Winning Big Doesn't Only Happen in Vegas
    On May 28, 2022, A Cappella Showcase (ACS) performed their two contest songs before an audience and a panel of judges they hadn’t seen live for two entire years. Therefore, we were astonished to be declared the Area 5 Harmony, Inc. 2022 Chorus Champions, while achieving the highest score ever in an Area 5 Contest!

    More excitement followed as we learned that two other trophies were awarded to ACS: the Bonnie Barber Memorial Award and the Louise Malison Memorial Chorus Award. These beautiful trophies are respectively given to the chorus with the Highest Singing Score and the Highest Performance Score.

    After a mandatory hiatus imposed by the recent pandemic, A Cappella Showcase only started rehearsing their contest songs, live, last February and on a lovely Saturday in April, received special coaching from David Wright, an amazingly talented musician, composer, writer and arranger which most certainly contributed to our winnings.

    Want to experience the thrill of singing four-part a cappella harmony with a winning and highly entertaining chorus? Just email our membership team at membership@acappellashowcase.org to learn more on how to book your spot on our risers!
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  • Save The Date! A Cappella Showcase: A Barbershop Festival
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  •  Date Posted: Thu, 3 Mar 2022
    Join us for a day of barbershop music, education, friends and fun! We are thrilled to help with part of the planning of this event.
    More details to come so be sure to follow our Facebook page to stay posted on updates.
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  • Virtual Members
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  •  Date Posted: Tue, 28 Jul 2020
    Virtual Members
     A Cappella Showcase is now welcoming Virtual Members !
     
  • A Cappella Showcase Wins Gold
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  •  Date Posted: Tue, 10 Mar 2020
    A Cappella Showcase wins Gold at the 2019 Harmony, Inc. International Contest and Convention.  Here is one of our winning songs.
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  • Tunes & Tea
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  •  Date Posted: Wed, 4 Mar 2020
    Tunes & Tea
    Cancelled due to COVID-19
     
  • Cookies & Carols
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  •  Date Posted: Sat, 12 Oct 2019
    Cookies & Carols
    Come join us for "Cookies & Carols"  2019.  Get your tickets soon as this event always sells out.
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  • Ready, Set, Spring !
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  •  Date Posted: Mon, 25 Feb 2019
    Ready, Set, Spring !
    Come join us for our Spring Show on Sat. April 27th.
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  • Cookies & Carols
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  •  Date Posted: Wed, 10 Oct 2018
    Cookies & Carols
    Come join us for "Cookies & Carols"  at 2:30  pm Sat. Dec. 8, 2018
     
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  • Ready, Set, Spring !
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  •  Date Posted: Sat, 24 Feb 2018
    Ready, Set, Spring !
     Come join us for our Spring Show on Sat. April 27th.
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  • Christmas Show
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  •  Date Posted: Mon, 23 Oct 2017
    Christmas Show
    Come join us Saturday November 25 !

    For tickets contact Gabrielle at  gmaas@cogeco.ca   or  phone  905-928-5033.

     
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  • A CAPPELLA SHOWCASE ARE THE 2016 HARMONY INC. CHAMPIONS!
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  •  Date Posted: Wed, 5 Jul 2017
    A CAPPELLA SHOWCASE ARE THE 2016 HARMONY INC. CHAMPIONS!
    In November 2016, A Cappella Showcase was honoured to be named 2016 International Chorus Champions at Harmony Inc.'s International Contest and Convention.  
  • Harmony Gold
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  •  Date Posted: Sat, 10 Jun 2017
    Harmony Gold
    Join us for  a great evening of music with Harmony Inc.'s 2016 Champions:  Chorus Champions A Cappella Showcase and Quartet Champions Taken 4 Granite.  Saturday, June 10 at 7:30 at Compass Point Bible Church, 1500 Kerns Rd., Burlington.

    Tickets Adults $25, Seniors and Students $20, Children 12 and Under FREE

    Contact Gabrielle at gmaas@cogeco.ca or phone 905-928-5033
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