Welcome to A Cappella
Music without instruments. Whole scores performed just by the human voice.
A Cappella singing has never been more alive and the Leeds A Cappella Society holds open auditions for anyone who can hold a tune and wants to be a part of this extraordinary musical style. Their competitive group, The Songsmiths, perform regularly in and around Leeds and compete nationally in the ICCAs every year. They have been performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival since 2019 and have gone on to sell out their opening show in 2023.
Our auditioned Competitive Group: The Songsmiths!
The Songsmiths frequently perform around the University, all over Leeds and across the country at national and international competitions. We have also performed sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which we are very keen to continue to do.
2018 saw the first SNAC (Showcase of Northern A Cappella), which is now an annual event held at the University of Leeds. This is where A Cappella groups from universities across the North are invited to perform alongside The Songsmiths to create one huge night of all things A Cappella!
We have musical directors who lead us, arrange our music, and help us be the best we can be. We also love it when other members of our group contribute their ideas too!
In the past we have performed at various balls and dinners, Union events, TED Talks, the Riley Smith and JCR Awards, the lippy magazine launch, charity events across Leeds, as well as performing at occasional parties and weddings. As a society we are active within the UK A Cappella community regularly competing in and attending events across the country. The Songsmiths have progressed to the National Semi-Finals of the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCAs) 3 times and in 2019 placed 3rd in the UK! The group also released their debut single ‘Good Life’ in the Summer of 2023 on Apple Music & Spotify and have expressed that releasing music is something they are very excited to continue to do.
The Non-Competitive Group:
Love the sound of A Cappella but worry you don’t have enough time to commit to competitions and regular gigs? Don’t worry! There is the option to purchase a membership & join our Non-Competitive group. This group is for individuals who enjoy singing for pleasure, want to make new friends & take part in socials without the gig and competition commitment. This is a great opportunity to meet once a fortnight and see what singing A Cappella is like, as well as a chance to meet all of our lovely current members.
We run auditions at the start of each academic year and we’ll be holding fun and free GIAGs ('Give it a Go's') throughout the year for you to see what being in an A Cappella group is really like!
Keep an eye on our social media for upcoming gigs and events – we can’t wait to see you there!
Keep in touch:
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