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 rather we aim to create a wall of sound by singing in four, six, and eight-part harmony. We put our skills to the test once per year by performing at a competition, and for this reason, each member is required to go through an audition process. Don't worry, it's not as scary as it sounds - you'll never have to sing by yourself and you get 12 weeks to do it!

How to join

Rehearsals: Tuesdays 7:30 to 10 pm
Venue: Victoria Methodist Church undercroft, Whiteladies Road, BS8 1NU
Fees: £26.00 per month
First two rehearsals are free

Our open rehearsals on the second Tuesday of each month1) are open to anyone who'd like to join us or get a feel for what we do. They can feel quite full-on if you're new to our chorus, but don't let it put you off if you're keen… dive in!

If you prefer to join at the same time as other new people, we host dedicated New Singers Evenings several times per year. Unlike at our monthly Open Rehearsals, at a New Singers Evening we'll start learning a new song all together and will go at a slower pace than at regular rehearsals. In 2019 our New Singers Evenings are:

  • 15th January (third Tuesday as it's New Year)
  • 11th June
  • 10th September

If you're interested in coming along to try out an Open Rehearsal or a New Singers Evening, send an email to membership@bristolacappella.co.uk

New singer information

Check out our new singer information for a quick-start guide to joining Bristol A Cappella.

Competition membership

Want to compete with us but not able to commit to a weekly rehearsal? Our OutBAC membership option enables you to do just this by allowing you to learn the music at home and then to join us for several weekend coaching sessions leading up to our competition. Get in touch to find out more!

Not so keen on competing?

Not to worry! Our sister chorus All Voice might be a better fit. There's no audition required to join AV and you're welcome to go to any rehearsal if you want to join.

Parking

There's parking on the surrounding streets, and many buses stop close by on Whiteladies Road. 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.

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Check dates for January as this one is often third Tuesday!
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