Men’s Acappella Chorus of Cache Valley Concert – The Spirit of Christmas – Dec 14, 2013 7:00pm

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The Men’s Acappella Chorus of Cache Valley will be having our annual Christmas concert on Dec. 14, 2013. We will be singing some of the Christmas songs you heard us sing in 2012, a few additional Christmas songs, and some of the songs you’ve come to know us for, and we are excited to perform them all for you.

The concert will have catered refreshments prepared by “Natural Philosophy Organic Market”. So afterwards, stick around and enjoy some refreshments and get to know the guys in our Chorus.

Time:         7:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Place:        155 N Church Street, Natural Philosophy Yoga Studio & Organic Market, Logan, UT
(Near Cafe Ibis and Federal Avenue)
Google Map: http://bit.ly/IRXHdX
Parking:   To the East of the Natural Philosophy building and North of Cafe Ibis
Price:        There will be a $5 cover charge to cover refreshments and sound equipment.
Tickets:    Tickets are available to pre-order, or they can be purchased at the door at the time of the performance.
To obtain tickets, you may go to 155 N Church Street, Natural Philosophy Yoga Studio & Organic Market.
Or call (435) 232-6237.
You may also obtain tickets in advance from any member of the Men’s Acappella Chorus of Cache Valley.

This will be our feature performance this Christmas season. We will be performing a complete set of songs, including Christmas favorites, a couple fun non-traditional Christmas songs, and a sprinkling of other songs. We will cover a wide variety of Acappella genres including Do-WopBarbershop, Madrigal, Pop Acappella, Classical and Men’s Chorus. Please bring your friends and family and support us for our premier Christmas performance of the season!

Further Info:
PDF of Concert Poster/Flyer: http://bit.ly/1hEFMGs
Join our Facebook Event: http://on.fb.me/18rhsm6
Join our Google+ Event: Coming Soon.
Blog: http://bit.ly/1iKdoEk
Our Facebook Page: http://on.fb.me/Mpr6bc

Songs that we will be singing:

Jingle Bells
Christmas Chopsticks
Come Go With Me
Hark The Herald / Angels We Have Heard On High
The Angel Gabriel (Gabriel’s Message)
Christmas Time Is Here (The Chipmunks Christmas Song)
Ezekiel Saw The Wheel
Christmas Wish
Coventry Carol
Gaudete
When You Wish Upon A Star
Silver Bells
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Deck The Halls
Come O Thou King of Kings
What Child Is This
12 Days of Christmas
Longest Time
Children’s Christmas Medley
Silent Night
Lonesome Road

The Men’s Acappella Chorus of Cache Valley (MACCV) is an all-around acappella men’s chorus comprised of 12 to 15 men from around Cache Valley, Utah who enjoy singing acappella music together.The acappella chorus is based in Logan, Utah.The chorus was formed in May 2012 to gather the men of Cache Valley to sing various genres of acappella music together. The chorus focuses on many types of acappella music such as Do-Wop, Barbershop, Acappella-Pop, Gospel, Madrigals, Motets, Religious, Folk, and other Men’s Chorus music.  The purpose of the chorus is to provide an opportunity for all interested men in Cache Valley to have fun singing together and to develop their vocal skills.

 Members of Men’s Acappella Chorus of Cache Valley sing in various other vocal groups in the valley. They have members who sing in the American Festival Chorus and the Imperial Glee Club along with other community vocal groups.

 Since forming in May 2012, MACCV has performed for the USU Alumni Band concert series, many local private appearances, Providence Spring Creek Festival 2013, Summerfest 2013, Gardener’s Market 2013, American West Heritage Center Fall Harvest event 2013, they performed the National Anthem for the USU basketball game on November 17, 2013, and many other performances.

 The Men’s Acappella Chorus of Cache Valley believe they are a unique acappella group. Rarely do you find an acappella group that covers so many genres of acappella music as they do. Many are familiar with pop-acappella groups such as the locally-started Voice Male. And we are all familiar with Barbershop and Do-Wop. We hear great acappella music from collegiate choirs. But rarely do you hear it all in the same concert. One of the main influences for the chorus is the King’s Singers which successfully combine classical acappella music with more modern music. Other influencers of MACCV are Vocal Spectrum, Chanticleer, Swingle Singers, Cantus, Anuna, Voice Male, BYU Vocal Point, Barbershop, MoTown / Do-Wop, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Billy Joel, Gospel Music, Madrigals, Chamber Choirs, and Tonic Sol-Fa.

 Men’s Acappella Chorus of Cache Valley strive to appeal to all types of music enthusiasts. Older fans appeal to the more traditional pieces and the barbershop pieces. The younger generation appreciates their pop-acappella numbers. And virtually everyone loves their Do-Wop pieces.

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Men’s Acappella Chorus of Cache Valley caroling at the Cache Valley Mall on Black Friday, Nov 29, 2013

  Cache Valley Mall

The Men’s Acappella Chorus of Cache Valley will be caroling throughout the Cache Valley Mall in Logan, Utah on Black Friday, November 29, 2013. We will be beginning at 10am and we hope to have at least one other time slot around 1pm.

We will be performing music that we will be singing for our Dec. 14 concert.We will have many types of Christmas acappella music with a handful of well-known non-Christmas music sprinkled in.

We will be moving from location to location throughout the Mall, so don’t be worried if you can’t find us at first. Walk through the halls and if you can’t find us, we’re likely taking a break and will be back in about an hour.

Location: Cache Valley Mall, 1300 North Main Street, Logan, Utah.
Google Map: http://bit.ly/SOp0nP
Time: 10am through 2pm on Friday.

Join the Facebook event: http://on.fb.me/WuaAiQ
Join the Google+ event: http://bit.ly/XxUFBH
Blog (with further details): http://bit.ly/1aH0ocK
Webpage: http://bit.ly/L7dBAn

Songs we will be singing:

Jingle Bells
Come Go With Me
Hark The Herald / Angels We Have Heard On High
The Angel Gabriel (Gabriel’s Message)
Ezekiel Saw The Wheel
Christmas Wish
Coventry Carol
Gaudete
When You Wish Upon A Star
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Deck The Halls
Come O Thou King of Kings
What Child Is This
12 Days of Christmas
Longest Time
Children’s Christmas Medley
Silent Night
Lonesome Road
Christmas Chopsticks

Men’s Acappella Chorus of Cache Valley to sing at the 2013 Logan Summerfest!

 

Come join us on Friday, June 14 as we perform as part of the Logan Summerfest. This is a FREE performance. Bring your family, bring your friends, bring your 4th cousin, twice-removed. Bring everyone!!!

What:  Men’s Acappella Chorus of Cache Valley performance at 2013 Logan Summerfest
When: Friday, June 14 @ 11:00am
Location: Logan Tabernacle, 50 North Main Street, Logan, UT 84321
Google Map:  http://bit.ly/15EUmp8
Time:  11:00am – 12:00 noon
Cost: Absolutely FREE!!!

Map of Summerfest 2013: http://bit.ly/15yux9E
Map of Summerfest Parking and Driving: http://bit.ly/11pVgVK

Link to music listing for Summerfest: http://bit.ly/15EYQfF
Join our Facebook Event: http://on.fb.me/15F0TAf
Join our Google+ Event: http://bit.ly/15F2Zjr
Blog with further details:
Webpage: http://bit.ly/L7dBAn

Full Summer Arts Fair event on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/16HZvRd

Songs we will be singing:
Come Go With Me – Doo Wop song made famous by The Drifters
Ezekiel Saw The Wheel – Spiritual
What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor – Sea Shanty / Folk Song
Can’t Buy Me Love – A madrigal arrangement by the King’s Singers of the Beatles song
Always – Barbershop arrangement of the song by Irving Berlin
Come O Thou King of Kings – religious, Men’s Chorus song
The Longest Time – by Billy Joel
Go The Distance – Barbershop arrangement of the song from Disney’s Hercules
When There’s Love At Home – Barbershop arrangement of religious song
Loch Lomond – Scottish Folk Song
Since You’ve Been Gone – by Weird Al Yankovich
In the Still of the Nite – Doo-Wop song made famous by Boyz II Men
When You Wish Upon A Star – Barbershop arrangement of the Disney classic
So Happy Together – Barbershop arrangement of the song by The Turtles
Some Day – Bluegrass song as sung by Blue Highway
Yes Sir, That’s My Baby – Barbershop song
Lonesome Road – King’s Singers’ arrangement of the song by James Taylor

It is official! We have been asked to part of the live music for the 2013 Logan Summerfest at the Logan, UT Tabernacle grounds which will be held on June 13-15. We are extremely excited about this opportunity. We are glad that we will be able to provide our fans, friends, and family a public performance to come and enjoy our music. We have been asked to put a 60min set of music together. So there will be plenty of songs for you to enjoy. We plan on singing some of the songs some of the Cache Valley citizens have already heard us sing. And we plan on adding many new songs. We will have a mixture of pop acappella, doo-wop, barbershop, men’s chorus, madrigals, spirituals, Scottish, and comedy pieces. There should be something for everyone to enjoy. Throughout the decades in the 19th and early 20th centuries, you could often find a barbershop or other men’s vocal group performing in city parks throughout the United States. They were often a staple in county fairs, park expositions, and parades. We are glad to be providing Cache Valley with an opportunity to experience what many of our ancestors experienced.

Also a dying genre of music are the “golden oldie” do-wop songs of the 1940s and 1950s. We strive to preserve this art form as well. We enjoy bringing back memories of times gone by to the older generations in our community. Of times that weren’t so rushed, where people were able to sit back and listen to music in a much more relaxed atmosphere than that of today.

There are many great musical artists in Cache Valley. But it seems that the majority of local bands are more of the rock or hard rock genre. We of the Men’s Acappella Chorus of Cache Valley appreciate these genres, but we feel some genres are being neglected in the local music scene. We are not like any other current Cache Valley artist group. While our roots are in choral singing, we are different from the American Festival Chorus, the USU choirs, and the various community choirs. We sing acappella music – meaning no use of instruments. And we perform genres of music that choral groups do not often venture into.

Come enjoy a wonderful time with us at the Logan Summerfest this June! Bring your friends and your family. It’s free! And who can let an opportunity like this slip by?

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What is acappella music?

Many people often wonder what really constitutes Acappella (or A cappella) music. Some people think of a religious setting such as a Catholic Cathedral, or monastic (monk) singing. Some think of Barbershop singing. Some think of vocal jazz artists such as Bobby McFerrin, known mostly for his song “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”. And the younger generation thinks of recent pop-acappella and collegiate acappella artists they’ve fallen in love with from collegiate acappella competitions or even television competitions such as “The Sing-Off” where artists such as Pentatonix, BYU Vocal Point, Straight No Chaser, Tonic Sol-Fa, and the list goes on.

Florian Stadtler of Vocal Blog has written a great article with insight into the various types of acappella music.

What exactly is a cappella? – by Florian Stadtler (Vocal Blog fouder)

Florian tends to side towards what we deem “pop-acapella” in his article, suggesting this version of acappella singing is more evolved than that of Barbershop or Madrigal acappella music. He describes other types of acappella singing such as barbershop and do-wop as “corny” and “square”. We would disagree. Each type of acappella singing has its place, which is why we strive to cover all genres of acappella music. Just talk to any member of the Barbershop Harmony Society and they will tell you about great experiences they’ve had with barbershop “ringing”. But Florian does provide some great insight into the different varieties, which is why his article is a great read.

Florian does note that there really is no “one” type of acappella music and that it depends on the singer. Each singer can customize their own version of acappella music.

We hope that our fans enjoy all of the genres of music we sing. Many of the men in our group come from a choral education or performance background. A handful of us sing with the American Festival Chorus which is directed by Dr. Craig Jessop, former director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. It is our love for choral music which pushes us past singing purely Do-Wop and pop-acappella music. Acappella genres such as barbershop music preserve some of the great songs from times long past. Do you ever hear the modern pop-acappella groups singing songs like Alexander’s Ragtime Band, Yes Sir That’s My Baby, Lida Rose, or other such songs? There are a couple barbershop groups we love that have even taken some more modern songs that could be sung acappella in a pop style, but rather arranging them in barbershop style which we love. Two of these groups are Vocal Spectrum and Max Q.

Likewise, do-wop acappella provides an opportunity to preserve some of the great “golden oldie” songs. Songs such as “Come Go With Me” as performed by the Drifters. Songs such as “Goodnight Sweetheart (It’s time to go)”, Billy Joel’s “Longest Time”, etc. Yes, pop-acappella music is more similar to Do-Wop. But Florian declares that the older style of do-wop is “corny” and “square”. You can bet the older generation of our fans would disagree, as would we.

One of our main influences is the King’s Singers, which although they mainly sing a more classical version of acappella music, also delve into many other types of acappella music. They are the best example of great choral education producing the most precise type of acappella sound. A very pure and perfect sound. Then add the influences of groups such as  Chanticleer and Cantus, and you can see how vast our repertoire could get.

We love sharing all of these types of acappella music with our fans. Not every type appeals to everyone, but no matter what type of person you are, we will sing some type of acappella music that you will enjoy. And we hope our fans can share us with their friends and family so more people can enjoy the many “colors” of acappella music.

Cache Valley Fun blog posts an article on the Men’s Acappella Chorus of Cache Valley

The Cache Valley Fun blog has posted an article on the Men’s Acappella Chorus of Cache Valley.

The blog describes somewhat of how our group got started up, the progress we’ve had, and some of our goals for the future. Give it a read here: http://bit.ly/VMaWSh

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The Cache Valley Fun blog recently posted an article about our Men’s Acappella Chorus of Cache Valley and how we’ve progressed over our first year of existence. Give it a read!

Men’s Acappella Chorus of Cache Valley caroling at the Cache Valley Mall on Black Friday, Nov 23

  Cache Valley Mall

The Men’s Acappella Chorus of Cache Valley will be caroling throughout the Cache Valley Mall in Logan, Utah on November 23. We will also be going around to various Black Friday waiting lines starting at 10pm on Thursday night and caroling to those waiting in line. We will then begin caroling in the Cache Valley Mall at 9am on Friday and will have multiple time slots in which you can find us.

We will be performing music that we will be singing for our Dec. 15 concert at Why Sound – “The Colors of Christmas with the Men’s Acappella Chorus of Cache Valley”. We will have many types of Christmas acappella music with a handful of well-known non-Christmas music sprinkled in.

We will be moving from location to location throughout the Mall, so don’t be worried if you can’t find us at first. Walk through the halls and if you can’t find us, we’re likely taking a break and will be back in about an hour.

Location: Cache Valley Mall, 1300 North Main Street, Logan, Utah.
Google Map: http://bit.ly/SOp0nP
Time: 10pm Thurs night, 9am through 4pm on Friday.

Join the Facebook event: http://on.fb.me/WuaAiQ
Join the Google+ event: http://bit.ly/XxUFBH
Blog (with further details): http://bit.ly/Ufwnqr
Webpage: http://bit.ly/L7dBAn

Songs we will be singing:

Jingle Bells
Come Go With Me
Hark The Herald / Angels We Have Heard On High
The Angel Gabriel (Gabriel’s Message)
Ezekiel Saw The Wheel
Christmas Wish
Coventry Carol
Gaudete
When You Wish Upon A Star
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Deck The Halls
Come O Thou King of Kings
What Child Is This
12 Days of Christmas
Longest Time
Children’s Christmas Medley
Silent Night
Lonesome Road

The Colors of Christmas with the Men’s Acappella Chorus of Cache Valley at Why Sound Dec 15, 2012

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The Men’s Acappella Chorus of Cache Valley will be performing “The Colors of Christmas” at Why Sound Venue on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 along with the acoustic group “Alarmingly Charming”. We have been planning on this concert since August and we are excited to present the music we have been working on.

Time: 8:00pm
Place: Why Sound venue – 30 Federal Avenue  Logan, UT – Located just north of the Logan Tabernacle between 100 N and 200 N in downtown Logan
Price: There will be a cover charge of $6 AT THE DOOR to cover the expenses of Why Sound setting up the equipment and letting us use the venue.

This will be our feature performance this Christmas season. We will be performing a complete set of 19 songs, including Christmas favorites, a couple fun non-traditional Christmas songs, and a sprinkling of other songs. We will cover a wide variety of Acappella genres including Do-Wop, Barbershop, Madrigal, Pop Acappella, Classical and Men’s Chorus. Please bring your friends and family and support us for our premier Christmas performance of the season!

Further Info: Coming Soon!
Join our Facebook Event: http://on.fb.me/10WYKxZ
Join our Google+ Event:
Blog: http://bit.ly/U1tqHl
Concert Listing at http://www.WhySound.com: http://bit.ly/TwCC8X
Alarmingly Charming’s Facebook Page: http://on.fb.me/U1tgQ5

Songs that we will be singing:

Star-Spangled Banner
Jingle Bells
Come Go With Me
Hark The Herald / Angels We Have Heard On High
The Angel Gabriel (Gabrie’s Message)
Ezekiel Saw The Wheel
Christmas Wish
Coventry Carol
Gaudete
When You Wish Upon A Star
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Deck The Halls
Come O Thou King of Kings
What Child Is This
12 Days of Christmas
Longest Time
Childrens Christmas Medley
Silent Night
Lonesome Road

The Men’s Acappella Chorus of Cache Valley (MACCV) is an all-around acappella men’s chorus comprised of 12 to 15 men from around Cache Valley, Utah who enjoy singing acappella music together.The acappella chorus is based in Logan, Utah.The chorus was formed in May 2012 to gather the men of Cache Valley to sing various genres of acappella music together. The chorus focuses on many types of acappella music such as Do-Wop, Barbershop, Acappella-Pop, Gospel, Madrigals, Motets, Religious, Folk, and other Men’s Chorus music.  The purpose of the chorus is to provide an opportunity for all interested men in Cache Valley to have fun singing together and to develop their vocal skills.

 Members of Men’s Acappella Chorus of Cache Valley sing in various other vocal groups in the valley. They have members who sing in the American Festival Chorus and the Imperial Glee Club along with other community vocal groups.

 Since forming in May 2012, MACCV has performed for the USU Alumni Band concert series, other local appearances, and they recently performed the National Anthem for the USU basketball game on November 17.

 The Men’s Acappella Chorus of Cache Valley believe they are a unique acappella group. Rarely do you find an acappella group that covers so many genres of acappella music as they do. Many are familiar with pop-acappella groups such as the locally-started Voice Male. And we are all familiar with Barbershop and Do-Wop. We hear great acappella music from collegiate choirs. But rarely do you hear it all in the same concert. One of the main influences for the chorus is the King’s Singers which successfully combine classical acappella music with more modern music. Other influencers of MACCV are Vocal Spectrum, Chanticleer, Swingle Singers, Cantus, Anuna, Voice Male, BYU Vocal Point, Barbershop, MoTown / Do-Wop, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Billy Joel, Gospel Music, Madrigals, Chamber Choirs, and Tonic Sol-Fa.

 Men’s Acappella Chorus of Cache Valley strive to appeal to all types of music enthusiasts. Older fans appeal to the more traditional pieces and the barbershop pieces. The younger generation appreciates their pop-acappella numbers. And virtually everyone loves their Do-Wop pieces.

 On December 15, the Men’s Acappella Chorus of Cache Valley will be performing “The Colors of Christmas” at Why Sound Venue. They will be performing a mixture of acappella Christmas music and a little non-Christmas music. The concert will include songs from all genres of acappella music that the Chorus covers.

 

Debut performance of Men’s Acappella Chorus of Cache Valley a success!!!

 

The Men’s Acappella Chorus of Cache Valley had their debut performance Sunday night, July 22 in the Kent Concert at USU.

Here is a link to the announcement we posted for this concert: http://bit.ly/KDUj5s

The performance went extremely well! From estimates given by USU Alumni Band members based on performances that last few weeks, we only expected around 30 people to show up. Add on the fact that the concert was moved from the lawn of the Quad on the east side of Old Main building to instead be held in the Kent Concert Hall, and it was actually surprising to see such a huge turn out. The Kent Concert Hall holds 2168 people, and we believe the venue was over half full if not 2/3 full. We were definitely very enthused to have such a large audience for our debut performance. And we are very appreciative to the directors and performers of the USU Alumni Band for allowing us to perform as part of their concert.

Kent Concert Hall, USU

Kent Concert Hall, USU

Seven of our chorus members were able to be there for this performance. Other chorus members had other commitments that day or are on a hiatus due to their participation in other vocal group performances this summer.

We have already received a lot of praise and feedback from concert attendees. And we appreciate your comments and your support! One attendee said they believed we had the loudest applause the entire night. And while we don’t believe we stole the show from the USU Alumni Band, we are very appreciative for the way the audience received our performance. Another audience member remarked how surprised they were at the flexibility of the chorus members being able to sing with a very large vocal range. Our chorus members shifted vocal parts on almost every song we performed. We had high parts shift down to lower at times. We even had Basses and Baritones shifting up to sing Soprano and Alto in falsetto. Another audience member remarked how much the Do-Wop songs reminded them of their time in Chicago.

One audience member told us how he loved hearing “Ezekiel Saw The Wheel” as it reminded him of when he sang the song with a quartet in the 80s. We knew there would be a few people in the audience that should recognize that song.

We have had a handful of people ask how long we’ve been singing together. And we have loved their reaction when we tell them we’ve only been rehearsing together for 2 months. The chorus members have done a wonderful job with their dedicated rehearsal to get the songs ready for performance. Each chorus member deserves an individual applause!

We had a lot of fun up on stage. We love the songs we sing. And we do our best to put all of our emotion in the songs. We hope the audience could tell how much fun we were having.

We are very appreciative to our own chorus member, Bryan Earl for organizing this performance for us. Besides singing with our chorus, Bryan Earl also plays clarinet in the USU Alumni Band. So he had double duty for this performance.

We hope to be able to announce more performances in the near future. We currently do have a concert scheduled for December 15, 2012 at the Why Sound venue here in Logan, UT. We also hope to be scheduling a Christmas performance in the Logan Tabernacle. But we would love to have some performances in the months leading up to December. If you would like us to perform for a community event, please get in contact with us. Currently, we are singing free of charge! We are very adaptable and perform in many atmospheres. We have a few religious pieces we’ve been working on as well. We would love to perform at community events at parks, at conference meetings, community get-togethers, sports events, etc.

Our Music Playlists

 

 

The Men’s Acappella Chorus of Cache Valley (MAC) has many influences and we try to cover a broad spectrum of acappella music. This ensure we don’t get too bored with any one genre. Plus it allows a broader audience to enjoy listening to our performances. It also keeps the audience on their toes. We sing Do-Wop, Gospel, Pop-Acappella, Spirituals, Classic Men’s Chorus, Barbershop, Madrigals, Chamber Music, Irish, and other genres.

We thought some of our fans might enjoy it if we shared some of the songs we listen to help inspire us, give us new ideas for songs to rehearse, etc.

We will probably be updating this page from time to time, adding videos, playlists, etc. So check back from time to time. We hope to link to YouTube videos, Spotify playlists, etc.

Spotify.com

A couple of our chorus members are proponents of “Spotify”. Spotify is another provider of online radio stations. Most people are familiar with “Pandora Internet Radio”. Pandora allows you to stream music from radio stations that learn what type of music you like. The problem with Pandora is that it acts like a radio station, where you don’t have control of which song plays. Plus, the free version of Pandora only allows you to skip songs 6 times per hour.

Spotify has come into the arena the last few years. Spotify has a different philosophy on internet radio. Spotify is based on the users creating their own song playlists (instead of having the internet come up for them). So the user has much more control. Even with the free version of Spotify, you can skip as many times as you want. You can play a specific song in your playlist. It is as if the songs you are listening to were your own songs that you had on your computer or on CDs.

Now, until recently, Pandora still held the upper hand with Music Discovery. They based what songs played on your radio stations by taking into account all of the songs you had “thumbed up” or “thumbed down”. It would then learn which songs you wanted to play on a specific station that you created. Spotify did not have that capability until recently. Spotify DID have radio stations, but they were all based on an artist – such as the Phill Collins Radio Station. And you couldn’t adjust the station to your own likes. Recently, Spotify has added a feature to play a radio station based on your saved playlists. This basically replicates what Pandora Radio does. Except you can still skip as often as you want. Pandora still seems to do a little better at making their radio stations tweaked just to your likes. But Spotify playlist radio stations aren’t that far behind.

Another  internet radio provider similar to Spotify is “Grooveshark”. But currently, we don’t have any Grooveshark playlists to share with you. Who knows, we may have some in the future.

One of our chorus members, Ben Burt, has created some pretty extensive Spotify playlists that he wanted to share. If you are a Spotify user, subscribe to these playlists and go crazy listening to them. They are pretty amazing. We apologize for the many spellings of “Acappella”. All are acceptable, but we have since settled on using “acappella” for our chorus.

Hits Acapella / Barber / Chorus  – This is a compilation of all sorts of Acappella, Barbershop, Men’s Chorus, and other Chorus hits. This is the playlist that Ben uses most often for inspiration. He also plays songs from this playlist during MAC rehearsals to give us all ideas and help us know what sound to develop on any specific song.

Acapella / Barbershop Hits – The above playlist minus the Chorus hits. So only Acappella and Barbershop music.

Accapella Hits – All of the Acappella hits that Ben has found on Spotify. These songs are pop/rock covers that include vocal percussion on most songs. There are some great songs by some amazing groups on here.

Barbershop Hits – A collection of all the Barbershop hits Ben has found on Spotify. Gotta love men singing tight four-part harmony!

The following playlists compose all songs on Spotify – not just the hits. If you want to hear some songs you’ve never heard before, give them a try:

Accapella
Acapella 2
Men’s Accapella
Barbershop
Men’s Chorus Hits
Men’s Chorus
Men’s Chorus 2
Acapella / Barbershop
Acapella / Barbershop 2
Acapella / Barber / Chorus
Acapella / Barber / Chorus 2
Accapella Church
Accapella Patriotic
Do Wop Hits
Do Wop

If you enjoy these playlists, let us know. We may post others if there are enough people that want them.

Here we will post some of our favorite YouTube videos when we get the time. So stay tuned: