On Sunday 9th Dec we had a wonderful evening at our Winter Harmony Concert which was made even better because we were performing to a sold-out auditorium of over 200 people. The venue was the Chrysalis Theatre which is also our new home where we rehearse each week, but we couldn't have wished for a more successful event to make our mark there. The men of MK Acapella were joined by a few quartets and two of these were mixed quartets but all of them involved some our members. We were also delighted to welcome a friend of the club, Nikos Gourgiotis who really kicked off our second half with some fantastic piano playing and singing. We were also delighted to welcome the Deputy Mayor of Milton Keynes - Sam Crooks - who also played an active part with the audience during the festive sing-a-long Twelve Days of Christmas.
We also must thank the many many supporters of club for buying tickets, running the bar, the coffee shop, doing the raffle and organising the car parking. And finally we must thank our MC for the evening, Richard York, who kept the evening on time and running smoothly.
We are so proud of our first concert at the Chrysalis, we hope it will now become a fixture in our but the video we've linked to in this post sums up the fun, laughter and music we all enjoyed at the concert.
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Getting ready for Winter
Date Posted: Tue, 16 Oct 2018
We're getting ready for Winter and of course Christmas is not that far away either so we thought what better way to get people in the mood than a Harmony Concert, come and listen to us and our guests sing a mixed selection of Christmas and other songs
MK Acapella are affiliated to the British Association of Barbershop Singers (BABS) which is made up of about 50 choruses from around the country, some choruses are very large (80+ members) others are much smaller. But having the chance to sing with 150 other singers is an opportunity not to be turned down. So when Coventry's Three Spires club organised a Big Sing on October 14th at their home venue (Willenhall Social Club), a group of us just had to go.
We spent the day learning a song called I'm On My Way from the film Paint Your Wagon, being coached by one of the leading Barbershop MD's in the country (Zac Booles) not to mention his mates from the gold winning quartet (The Locksmiths) who helped coach each section. With 150 people singing, it just sounded amazing. The photo shows everyone on the risers at the end of a busy day being entertained by the Locksmiths, showing us why they're a Gold Winning BABS Quartet.