Calendar of Events

This post will show the next six weeks of events. For the latest, complete, up-to-the-minute list of events, always check http://www.socalcasa.info/calendar/. And to submit an event you don’t see on that page, please fill out this form or e-mail me the details!

 


 

September 24, 2017
  • Central Coast Chordsmen presents: "SWEETS and OLD SONGS"
    Starts: 3:00 pm


    Description:

    https://www.facebook.com/events/222273791633510

    The suggested donation is $10.00. As usual, free ice cream and cookies will be served.

    See CentralCoastChordsmen.org or https://www.facebook.com/CCChordsmen for upcoming events and information.

October 1, 2017
  • A cappella Only Festival
    Starts: 4:00 pm


    Description:

    https://www.facebook.com/acappellaonlyfestival/photos/a.310600836008343.1073741828.309953599406400/367616956973397/?type=3&theater

    We have the unfortunate news of announcing that we will have to reschedule the A cappella Only Festival because the venue of the festival -Quartyard - needs to be relocated.
    We have tried to find the best solution to this situation and we decided that the best thing to do is to reschedule the festival.

    We just wanted to make it clear that the festival is not going to be canceled, only rescheduled and we would like to have your support, we hope you can understand that this was not an easy decision to make but it’s intended to be for the best benefit possible.

    Thank you for your understanding and very soon we will tell you what will be the new date of A cappella Only Festival.

    #acappella #acappellaonlyfestival #rescheduled #acappellafestival #support #thankyou

October 7, 2017
  • Full Moon Saturday at Stonywood, featuring The Mighty Echoes
    Starts: 4:30 pm


    Description:

    Backyard Concert at private residence in Pasadena,
    Doors open at 4 PM. Suggested donation: $20, kids free
    RSVP Required to: fullmoonsaturdays@yahoo.com

    Four amazing invoices - and nothing else - in the a cappella tradition that began with Gregorian chants and reached its apogee on the street corners of the boroughs of New York City. Their reputation for vocal perfection and mirthful performances have made them a favorite of doo-wop aficionados and glitterati and have performed for the likes of President Clinton, Lou Reed, and at the Super Bowl.

October 8, 2017
  • Westminster Chorus with special guests Stockholm City Voices and The Newfangled Four
    Starts: 6:00 pm


    Description:

    https://www.facebook.com/WestminsterChorus/videos/1641279239215459/

    http://m.bpt.me/event/2948796

    Cost: $20 Early Bird Price ENDS 7/31/17
    $25 regular pricing

October 19, 2017
October 20, 2017
October 21, 2017
October 22, 2017
  • Riveroaks Chorus Presents: A Really Big Barbershop Shew!
    Starts: 2:00 pm


    Description:

    Host, Fred Sullivan

    Featured Guest Acts:
    The Dukes of Doo Wop
    The Castaways Double Quartet
    Center Stage Dancers
    The Accidentals Quartet
    and more!

    Suggested Donation: $20; $5 for children under 12
    (For more information about the show, group donations, or early bird reservations, please call 818-886-SING)

    A Percentage of profits is donated to our charity partner, Hope of the Valley

October 24, 2017
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Blindside is looking for high tenors, low basses, and solid baritones! (Los Angeles Area)

Blindside is an a cappella trio, looking to fill out our lineup. Founded by blind individuals, Blindside has a big passion for helping others and would love to include more visually impaired members, but the bottom line is, we’re looking for fun, funny, talented people with a desire to make great music together, so all are welcome! We focus on contemporary rock/pop covers, but we’re not going to shy away from the right classics or comedy tunes, as long as they form part of a cohesive set. Depending on the gig, we’ll pepper our shows with originals as well.

Blindside has performed at the Lion’s Club International 100 Year Anniversary in Chicago, charity events in North Carolina, and won Best Arrangement at the 2016 Los Angeles Regional harmony Sweepstakes!

What we’re looking for:

  • A talented high tenor – we’ll know the right fit when we hear it. Strong solo chops need to be balanced against the ability to pull back into the chord and harmonize with the whole.
  • A resonant low bass (Beatbox skills are valuable, but not essential) – This person needs to have at least a strong low D or lower. Blend is important, but also the ability to adapt to a wide variety of styles. A strong solo voice is also needed.
  • A solid baritone. The range isn’t as important as the ability to blend with the whole as well as rock out solos like a boss!

While not essential, arranging ability, basic music theory and previous a cappella experience are definite pluses. Most important is attitude. We’re looking for members who have a strong work ethic and are passionate about their craft, but who enjoy singing on street corners or in restaurants for no other reason than it’s fun.

Time commitment:
Blindside rehearses twice a week for two hours each, or once a week for three hours. Additional or alternate rehearsals can arise before performances based on availability. Must be flexible for gigging since that is a focus of the group. Pay will only come from paid performances.

Interested? Contact us with the following:

  • Basic info about yourself and experience
  • Photo
  • Audio or video sample of you singing.

Audition and callback day/time:
Auditions will be held in 15 minute slots over two days in early to mid August. We will contact you to schedule a time once we receive your initial response. Additional days may come up so please inquire.

Location: Los Angeles Area

Contact: blindsidevocalband@gmail.com

Website: www.blindsidevocalband.com

We look forward to hearing from you!

~Blindside~

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Looking For Groups For “Give A Helping Paw” Benefit Concert On Sept 9th!

I received this e-mail from Sean P. Gorecki (contact info below):


Looking For Groups For “Give A Helping Paw” Benefit Concert On Sept 9th!

I’m reaching out because I’m working to put together an all a cappella concert to raise $17,000 for a little boy to get a service dog that could save his life.  Being blind myself, I know what it means to need a helping hand now and then, so I try to do my part and help others.

Here’s the history.  Last July, I learned about a seven-year-old boy named Tyler.  He is low-functioning autistic, completely non-verbal, and to top it off, has diabetes.  Due to his inability to speak, he can’t let anybody know when his blood sugar is low or he’s feeling sick.  Even with constant vigilance, he’s nearly died several times in the past year alone.  His parents have lost jobs, and even a home trying to keep him safe, and at last report, they are living in a hotel.

That story alone would be enough to make this worthwhile.  But as I mentioned, I heard about Tyler a year ago and got involved with an organization that was trying to help him.  He and his family have been given promise after promise and it seems there is no headway in Tyler receiving a service dog that could sense when he is at risk of seizures and get him the help he needs.  I think it’s high time to pull out all the stops and finally get Tyler his dog, and his family on the road to stability.

I’m hoping to have a few different groups share the stage and I’d very much like for your group to be a part of it!

I’ve reserved the Hermosa Beach Community Theatre, where the L.A. Regional Harmony Sweepstakes takes place every year, for Saturday, September 9.  The show is being called the ”Give A Helping Paw” Benefit Concert.

I hope you’ll join me in doing not a random, but an intentional act of kindness for a little boy whose life could be saved with a four-legged miracle.

If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me at seanapella@gmail.com or call me at (815) 451-3973

I hope to hear from you soon!

~Sean~

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Sweet Adelines chorus Red RockAppella seeks director (Sedona, AZ)

I know this technically isn’t a SoCal listing, but I figured it might affect some of my SoCal readers (and/or you might be interested in applying for the job) so I made an exception.  (Plus, I love the chorus name.  Exceptions are subjective, what can I say?)  Here’s the listing:


Red Rockappella, a Sweet Adelines chorus in the beautiful city of Sedona, Arizona (Region 21, Golden West), has an opportunity for a director (or aspiring director!) who wants to work with a dynamic, enthusiastic group of women who love to sing.

We are a small chorus with a current membership of 20 friendly women who enjoy each other and love harmonizing together. We are also an active chorus, performing regularly throughout our community.

We are seeking a director who can grow with us as we take our craft to the next level.

Please contact Linda at lindathebrit@gmail.com

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Audition for Premiere! (LA, all-female)

Very excited to announce that Premiere is holding auditions! We’re a post-collegiate, all-female group in LA, and we pride ourselves on gigging regularly, being active in the a cappella community, and being a close-knit group of friends. If this sounds like the place for you, we’d love to hear from you! Deadline is April 30. Check out our website for more info: http://www.premiereacappella.com/auditions.html

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(EXPIRED) Alley Cats new album seeks crowdfunding

This crowdfunding project is over, but I’m leaving the post up for legacy purposes.


Hello Everyone

We are happy to announce plans for a new album.
We are seeking pre-order/funding through a kickstarter project.
Take a look and order your album now to help us fund the project.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/818440355/the-alley-cats-new-album-greatest-hits-v2-the-love?ref=user_menu

We hope everyone is doing well and we look forward to sharing our music with you!
The Alley Cats

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Ha’Penny Singers seeks members! (San Fernando Valley)

Ha’Penny Singers, a renaissance madrigal group (https://www.facebook.com/HaPennySingers), is seeking singers (one bass, two tenors, one soprano). Gratis but lots of fun. Sight reading ability a plus. Rehearsals in the San Fernando Valley.

Contact ter@lovingstone.com if interested

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Blindside is looking for high tenors, low basses and Mezzos!

Blindside is a small a cappella group, looking to fill out our lineup.  Founded by blind individuals, Blindside has a big passion for helping others and would love to include more visually impaired members, but the bottom line is, we’re looking for fun, funny, talented people with a desire to make great music together!  We focus on contemporary rock/pop covers, but we’re not going to shy away from the right classics or comedy tunes, as long as they form part of a cohesive set.  Depending on the gig, we’ll  pepper our shows with originals as well.

What we’re looking for:
*A talented high tenor  – we’ll know the right fit when we hear it.  Strong solo chops need to be balanced against the ability to pull back into the chord and harmonize with the whole.
*A resonant low bass (Beatbox skills are valuable, but not essential) – This person needs to have at least a strong low D or lower.  Blend is important, but also the ability to adapt to a wide variety of styles.  A strong solo voice is also needed.

*A solid female singer.  The range isn’t as important as the ability to blend with the boys as well as rock out solos like a boss!

While not essential, arranging ability, basic music theory and previous a cappella experience are definite pluses.  Most important is attitude.  We’re looking for members who have a strong work ethic and are passionate about their craft, but who enjoy singing on street corners or in restaurants for no other reason than it’s fun.

Time commitment:
Blindside rehearses twice a week for two hours each, or once a week for three hours.  Additional or alternate rehearsals can arise before performances based on availability.  Must be flexible for gigging since that will be a focus of the group.  Pay will only come from paid performances.

Interested?  Contact us with the following:
* Basic info about yourself and experience
* Photo
* Audio or video sample of you singing.

Audition and callback day/time:
Auditions will be held in 15 minute slots over two days in late February.  We will contact you to schedule a time.  Additional days may come up so please inquire.

Location: Los Angeles

Contact: acageekz@gmail.com

We look forward to hearing from you!

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3rd Annual A Cappella Showcase seeks groups!

Pacific Sound Men’s Chorus is sponsoring the 3rd annual A Cappella Showcase in Goleta, CA on Sunday April 23, and we’re looking for groups! Here are the details I’ve been given, including who to talk to about participating:

Sunday, April 23, 2017, The Butler Event Center at 5555 Hollister Ave, right where Hollister meets Hwy 217, in Goleta CA. 2 PM to 6 PM, FREE, and BYOB and snacks. Come join with other lovers and singers of a cappella music. Barbershop, vocal jazz, pop a cappella, religious a cappella…all are welcome, and it’s FREE!

Call 805-452-1393 or email bgeorges87@gmail.com.

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Auditions: The Over Tones (Van Nuys and surrounding areas)

Do you love to sing?

Are you trying to improve your musicianship skills?

Do you listen to Pentatonix and wish you could be like them?!

Good news! The Over Tones are auditioning for our Spring 2017 season!

Come join us the weekend of January 7-8 to show us what you’ve got! We’re looking for enthusiastic singers and vocal percussionists who want to improve their technique and become part of our musical family.

For your audition, you should prepare an excerpt (verse and chorus) from a piece that showcases the best of your voice. Previous choral experience and sight reading skills are highly encouraged but not required.

You can find more information about our audition process & expectations at theovertonesacappella.com/auditions.

TO RESERVE AN AUDITION SLOT, send an email to theovertonesacappella@gmail.com.

We look forward to meeting you!

 


 

SoCal CASA Ambassador Joel here.  I thought this was worth adding to the post… When I asked the Over Tones about locations, here is what they said:

We rehearse in Van Nuys.

Our members come from all over the greater Los Angeles area, from downtown to the Westside to the South Bay.

Same with performances, but we can travel to just about anywhere in Southern California with enough notice.

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