Bella Acapella chorus

Bella Acapella: another year of singing in close harmony

Another year has passed – “very quickly” – for the Bella Acapella chorus, “the only Barbershop chorus in Portugal with 32 members of 11 nationalities”.

The group has been busy this year with concerts for the “Música nas Igrejas” (Music in Churches) initiative in Tavira, a concert with the Concordia Choir from the USA, a concert in Olhão, coaching here and in Spain with the Barbershop of Iberia Association, its 15th anniversary’s concert and party, and the ongoing preparations for the Barbershop chorus contest in April 2024 in Spain.

“So much work, dedication, energy, time, and fun! Look at our picture, we are all so happy to sing together,” said Alexandra Bitoun, spokesperson for the Bella Acapella Chorus.

“And we are so lucky to have our committed, positive and energetic Musical Director, Rob Does, whose words are always so inspiring. He recently said this about our October concert at the Igreja do Carmo in Tavira: ‘It is that magical moment when the audience is quiet, the pitch is blown, and we make a perfect chord. Goose bumps … You did it, we did it! There were so many great moments. All sections did great. We smiled, we applauded, and we landed a show. I am so very proud of all of you!’

“Yes, now it’s almost Christmas time and we all need a real break to rest and focus on our families, and … our competition songs!” said a delighted Alexandra.

Bella Acapella Chorus is based in Olhão. For more information, visit or see their page on Facebook.