After a long period of silence due to lockdowns and isolation, the Bella Acapella Choir is back on stage.
Performances will be held on Saturday, October 30 at 7.30pm at the Associação Cultural Re-Criativa República 14 in Olhão (Rua da República 14) and on Saturday, November 20 at 6pm at Igreja do Carmo in Tavira (Rua Montalvão, 12).
Alexandra Bitoun, singer of the Bella Acapella Choir, said: “We never stopped our rehearsals, even doing them through Zoom when we had no other choice. We are always ready and looking forward to singing!”
The Bella Acapella Choir, which has members from Portugal, Holland, England, Ireland, Germany, France and Finland, is a Barbershop vocal harmony choir that performs its songs with singers on each vocal part: Tenors, Leads, Baritones and Basses.
“Our repertoire includes only English songs, mostly classics such as ‘Happy Together’, ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’, ‘Moondance’, ‘Java Jive’ or ‘Africa’,” said Alexandra.
Originally, the Barbershop singing groups were formed in America at the end of the 19th century and were made up exclusively of men who filled in the waiting time at the barber’s with improvised songs; now it has become part of American culture and has found its way to Europe.
The Bella Acapella Choir is a small international group of 24 members. Both beginners and more experienced singers are welcome. Weekly rehearsals are conducted by Musical Director Rob Does and are held every Wednesday at 7.30pm in Olhão at the Associação Cultural Re-Criativa República 14.
For more information, visit www.bellaacapella.pt, go to their Facebook page Bella Acapella Portugal or call Rob on 912 057 305.