The group is the only Barbershop chorus in Algarve
Bella Acapella, founded in 2008, is the only Barbershop chorus in the Algarve.
What is really the Bella Acapella Barbershop chorus? A mixed international group of singers? Yes! Who love to sing together and have fun? Yes! But there is more…
It’s about singing with passion, engaging the audience. That’s why we rehearse weekly, that’s why singing Barbershop is demanding and yet so joyful. It’s also about blending and harmony.
Four tenors, 10 leads, seven baritones and three basses have to blend to find harmony under the direction of our Musical Director, Rob Does.
The melody is usually sung by the leads, basses provide the root of the chord, tenors add the “natural” harmony and baritones complete the chord.
We all have to blend: no soloists here and no individual voices discernible.
Our challenge right now is to find male voices, even if women are always more than welcome.
Come along and feel the atmosphere, listen to our music and see if it works for you.
Meet us at our rehearsals on Wednesdays at 7.30pm at the Associação Re-Criativa Rua da República 14, in Olhão.
Upcoming performances (more details to come):
- Market area in Loulé, Saturday morning, May 28
- Market area in Olhão, Wednesday night, June 22
- Herdade da Corte, official concert, Saturday night, June 28
Patricia Nascimento (English/Portuguese) – 913 509 801
Alexandra Bitoun (French/Portuguese/English) – 962 181 405
Rob Does (Musical Director, Dutch/English/Portuguese) – 912 057 305
By ALEXANDRA BITOUN