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opening gala - friday 28 June


International award-winning British vocal ensemble Apollo5 delights audiences with versatile and engaging performances on the concert platform, singing repertoire ranging from renaissance, classical and contemporary choral music to folk, jazz and pop.

Frequently performing in their home city of London they have sung in venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Kings Place (London A Cappella Festival), the Barbican, the Houses of Parliament and Wembley Arena. They regularly give concerts at their home in the heart of the City of London, the Gresham Centre.

As well as concerts across the UK Apollo5 has enjoyed giving performances internationally. Last season the five outstanding vocalists undertook a month-long debut tour of the USA and in 2016 they made their south Asian debut, taking part in the Taipei International Choral Festival.

The Apex Singers are an 8-part vocal ensemble who focus on performing fresh arrangements written exclusively for the group. Based in Manchester, the ensemble blends age-old traditions of a cappella vocal music with live mixing, sampling and electronic effects.

Directing the group is composer and vocalist Ollie Lambert, whose work has been commissioned and performed by choirs all around the UK, including the BBC Singers, Canterbury Cathedral Choir and the Hallé Youth Choirs. The Apex Singers are commencing their new touring project, Hiraeth, that will explore folk traditions from across the world.

The Hiraeth Project will breathe new life into rarely heard folk songs from around the world, arranged by award-winning choral composer Ollie Lambert.


Closing Gala - sunday 30 June


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operacappella was founded in 2015 by Rachel Tedder and Bethany Barber, both classically trained, professional singers who sing opera and art song, musical theater, and pop.


The group’s influences range from the choral tradition of the Swingles, the King’s Singers, and Eric Whitacre to pop hits by Pentatonix, Adele, and Whitney Houston. From a techno version of “Der Hölle Rache” to choral covers of Mumford and Sons,

Euphonics is a Dublin based a cappella youth chorus. Since the groups inception in January 2018, Euphonics have appeared on national television (BBC St Patrick’s Day celebrations) and featured on an a cappella only Album (Ardú, GRAVITY),

Euphonics was founded by professional a cappella group Ardú and aims to promote ensemble singing and arranging of contemporary a cappella music.
Prizes include 1st place in Popular, Jazz & Gospel Music category at the City of Derry International Choir Festival, and 1st place in RTÉ Lyric fm Choirs for Christmas 2018 (in collaboration with Ardú).

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Strictly a Cappella is a friendly and award-winning mixed vocal group, based in South Hertfordshire (UK), led by the inspirational musical director Helen Lappert.

Since 2014, they have sung traditional favourites, classic hits and recent pop songs unaccompanied in four-part harmony (sometimes five-part harmony) at corporate events, private functions, charity occasions, fetes, fundraisers, social gatherings and Christmas shopping nights.

The Bristol Suspensions are a mixed a cappella group from the University of Bristol, and are Voice Festival 2016 Champions (in only its second year of existence). Formed in October 2014,

the group has cemented its status as an established group in the UK A Cappella scene. Now in their fifth year, they have already recorded two albums, 
released three music videos And many live videos, been on the radio four times, placed at the ICCA Semifinals, had two official sell out Fringe runs, toured North-Eastern USA, received awards for Outstanding Arrangement, Choreography and Vocal
Percussion, appeared on BBC One's Pitch Battle 
and won The Voice Festival UK.


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Saturday 28 June


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