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!

 


 

February 24, 2018
  • ICCA West Quarterfinal at UCLA
    Starts: 7:00 pm


    Description:

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1766962993337554

    Tickets: https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/0B00537DCB081A71

    Featuring:
    Acasola | California State University, Northridge
    Dynamix | Moorpark College
    Naked Voices | University of California, Santa Barbara
    Resonance | UCLA
    Soundcheck | Chapman University
    The Accidentals | Occidental College
    The Beat @ UCSD | University of California, San Diego
    The ChapTones | Chapman University

    The top two finishing groups at this event will advance to the ICCA West Semifinal.
    We invite you to tweet and Instagram this event using #ICCA .

March 2, 2018
  • Barbershop Mania - hosted by Hi-Fidelity Quartet
    Starts: 7:00 pm


    Description:

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1558116450969917/

    We are thrilled to be the judges and guest performers at this great high school event where HS singers are encouraged to sing a cappella. We love doing this event and we think it's been going on now for about 10 years!

March 3, 2018
  • ICHSA West Semifinal at Napa Valley Performing Arts Center
    Starts: 7:00 pm


    Description:

    Yes, I know Yountville isn’t technically SoCal, but we’re represented and worth supporting. 🙂

    https://www.facebook.com/events/570594156615008

    Featuring:
    Critical Mass | Orem High School, Orem, UT
    Legacy | Los Angeles, CA
    Satonics | San Francisco University High School, San Francisco, CA
    Take Note | Pinewood School, Los Altos Hills, CA
    The hOWLers | The Athenian School, Danville, CA
    The Resolve | Hillcrest High School, Midvale, UT
    The Soundwaves | The Nueva School, San Mateo, CA

    The top finishing group at this event will advance to the ICHSA Finals.
    We invite you to tweet and instagram this event using #ICHSA .

March 10, 2018
  • The Mighty Echoes
    Starts: 8:00 pm


    Description:

    Tickets for the show here: https://www.ticketweb.com/event/the-mighty-echoes-genghis-cohen-tickets/8106445 or $20 cash at the door.

    Genghis has really good Chinese food. We suggest making a dinner reservation early and moving to the show room at 7:30.

    Hope to see you there,
    www.mightyechoes.com

March 18, 2018
  • The Perfect Gentlemen at The Old Town Music Hall
    Starts: 2:30 pm


    Description:

    https://www.facebook.com/events/704178653119960/

    Tickets: http://www.oldtownmusichall.org/

    We are pleased to be returning for another terrific afternoon of harmony and humor at The Old Town Music Hall in El Segundo. We say this every time we play here, but if you have never come to this wonderful venue, you are really missing out. Come and discover a true hidden gem in Southern California. Oh, and we'll be there too. Tickets are just $20.00 at the door. Please call ahead for reservations as there are only 188-seats available. Please call (310) 322-2592.

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VALLEY HARMONY SINGERS is looking for men in the San Fernando Valley area who like to sing!

Our chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society was founded in 1956 & has appeared on the International Contest stage, as well as on the Jerry Lewis MS Telethon & the PBS Holiday Show at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.  We frequently sing in the community, most recently at the Studio City Picnic & the Encino Community Fair, as well as for private parties & special events.  We have a Fall & a Spring Show, an Annual Ice Cream Social, and Singing Valentines.  We meet on Monday evenings from 7:00-9:30 P.M. in the Social Hall at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 14646 Sherman Way, Van Nuys.  Check out our website–www.ValleyHarmonySingers.com & Valley Harmony Singers on Facebook. Call us at 818-994-SING, e-mail–ValleyHarmonySingersChorus@gmail.com.  No previous barbershop singing experience needed! We’d love to have you join us!

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Premiere A Cappella holding auditions for women (West Los Angeles)

Premiere is excited to announce that we’re holding rolling auditions for new members! We’re looking for ladies who have significant high school, collegiate, or post-collegiate a cappella experience. Expected time commitment is one rehearsal per week (Wednesday evenings, generally in west Los Angeles or mid-city), and one to three gigs per month around Los Angeles. We’re looking especially ​for basses, sopranos who can belt, and vocal percussionists, but all voice parts will be considered!

Details can be found here.

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Tenors needed for Ha’Penny, a cappella madrigal group (San Fernando Valley)

Looking for tenors for Ha’Penny, a madrigal and holiday a cappella group. Occasional stipend. Rehearse as needed; perform at fairs, festivals, and other types of events. Lots of great music and tons of fun! E-mail ter@lovingstone.com if interested. Thanks, looking forward to singing with you!

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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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