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Visiting/Joining Bristol A Cappella
Who are we?
Bristol A Cappella are a mixed chorus that sings contemporary music in a barbershop style. We don't have beatboxing or soloists, but we aim to create a wall of sound by singing in four to eight-part harmony. We put our skills to the test once per year by performing at a competition, so our members join by auditioning. Don't worry, it's not as scary as it sounds - you'll never have to sing by yourself and you get three months to do it!
How to join
Where: Victoria Methodist Church undercroft, Whiteladies Road, BS8 1NU
When: 7:30 to 9:30 pm on Tuesdays
Coaching days are…
Where: venues around Bristol
When: Saturdays and Sundays, around six times per year
How much does it cost?
Your first two rehearsals are free, then membership is £26.00 per month.
New singers evenings
We host new singers evenings several times per year where the chorus and new singers will start learning a new song all together and contain an introduction to the chorus.
Next new singers evening: TBC, 2022
Email our membership coordinator if you're planning to come, and then just show up!
If you're keen to dive in, and don't mind a faster introduction, you can come along to one of our weekly rehearsals. They'll give you a good feel for the chorus, but can feel a bit full-on if you'd prefer to start with other new singers.
If you can't make our weekly rehearsals, but would still like to compete with Bristol A Cappella, we offer OutBAC membership, which just involves the coaching days leading up to a contest.
Getting into the venue
Entrance to the rehearsal space is to the right of the church down the slope; double back to the left halfway down and enter through blue wooden doors.
Are we COVID-secure?
We've done our risk assessments, and put in place plenty of mitigations to try to ensure that none of our singers catch or pass on COVID-19 at a chorus event.
New singer information
Check out our new singer information for the quick-start guide to joining Bristol A Cappella.
There's parking on the surrounding streets, and many buses stop close by on Whiteladies Road.