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  • We're looking for a new Musical Director
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  •  Date Posted: Mon, 4 Nov 2019

    New Musical Director


    MK Acapella is Milton Keynes’ very own all male barbershop choir who are dedicated to singing in 4 part harmony and promoting this unique sound across the city and beyond. Founded in 1986 we have been entertaining crowds across MK for over 30 years. The aim of the club is to encourage the singing and enjoyment of Barbershop Harmony in both Chorus and Quartet form.

    We are seeking to appoint a new Music Director of MK Acapella to provide the artistic and musical vision, leadership, and inspiration, as well the technical and teaching skills, to continue to advance the Chorus’ artistic excellence. The Director will be the artistic and musical leader of the Chorus, ultimately responsible to the Members and the Executive Committee for all musical, artistic, interpretive and visual performance activities.

    You will need to commit to being the MK Acapella’s Music Director and inspirational leader - planning and directing the Chorus rehearsals and performances whilst educating the Chorus members to execute your artistic, musical and performance vision. To be successful in this role, you will need to have proven and demonstrated musical skills with outstanding teaching, rehearsal and delivery skills. We are looking for someone who has integrity, loyalty, decisiveness, accountability, strength of character and the ability to work effectively with others in a member-driven organization whilst having a vision for the advancement of the Chorus’ overall mission, reputation and community impact.

    For further information or an informal chat about the role, please call James Boyle, Public Relations Officer, on 07545 602045 or email on pro@mkacapella.com. Closing Date for applications is Monday 6th January 2020 with a view to appoint from March 2020.

  • Newport Pagnell - Mayors Night of Music
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  •  Date Posted: Fri, 4 Oct 2019
    MK Acapella were delighted to perform for the Mayor of Newport Pagnell (Paul Day). This is an annual festival of music from local choirs and was a fantastic evening of varied music. We were given the tricky job of closing the show but were thrilled when the audience were shouting for more. The concert was in aid of the Mayor's charity Dementia UK and raised £539 for a very worthy cause. 


     
  • Rugby World Cup & MK Acapella
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  •  Date Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019
    MK Acapella are getting ready for the 2019 Rugby World Cup which kicks off in September.

    We're geting into the spirit of the competition because many of us love the noble
    game of rugby so just had to have our own club branded shirts. We hope to be 
    able to do a few sing outs at rugby events in the coming months because as well
    as loving rugby we'd also love to get more men singing. 



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  • Hilda's 100th Birthday Party
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  •  Date Posted: Tue, 5 Mar 2019
    It was a great pleasure and privilege to  sing for at her 100th birthday party, a friend of one of they guys asked if we would sing for her, and how could we possibly refuse. Hilda, her friends, family and even the staff really appreciated our performance which was followed of course by a lovely cake, Obviously, we had to get a photo of such an important milestone, we don't do 100th birthdays that often....but are always open for bookings....you don't have to be a 100 for us to sing for you at your birthday.


  • What a Wonderful bit of Winter Harmony
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  •  Date Posted: Tue, 11 Dec 2018
    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
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  •  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

    Tickets are now available to buy at our box office - https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/mkacapella 

  • Having fun at the BABS Big Sing
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  •  Date Posted: Sun, 14 Oct 2018
    Having fun at the BABS Big Sing
    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.
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