Based in Steyning, West Sussex, and formed in October 2015, Vocal Fusion Acapella is a Male Voice Acapella Chorus (singing without accompaniment) and we have a repertoire embracing the styles of American song, swing, jazz, and secular music arranged for men’s voice and barbershop style.
Our Musical Director, Zoe Peate is an accomplished singer and musician, and in addition to Vocal Fusion Acapella, directs a number of other Choruses in West Sussex, including "Cantatrice" a chorus for female voice, and "Kaleidoscope" a small mixed voice chamber choir,
The Club has been assessed and qualified by the British Association of Barbershop Singers (BABS) which ensures we are able to attain and maintain certain standards of singing capability.
Vocal Fusion Acapella now has around 20 singers, drawn from all parts of Sussex, - all of whom are passionate about their singing and about using their voices to make great harmony - making the music come “alive” for their audiences. Whilst the Chorus regularly competes at Festivals, our greatest pleasure comes from entertaining an audience with a range of well- known ballads, spirituals, easy beat and up-tempo songs.
The Chorus always aim to sing to a very high Standard - and we are always keen to hear from both novice and accomplished singers who are looking to join a Chorus that takes singing to a high level. We compete at Music Festivals, and also undertake “Sing Outs” - where we perform our repertoire of songs at Weddings, after-dinner occasions, Birthday Parties and Anniversaries to entertain an audience.
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On Saturday 27 May 2017, Vocal Fusion Acapella participated in the Annual Barbershop Convention held at the prestigious Bournemouth International Centre. Thirty-Seven choruses from around the country came together to compete against each other in this major National competition, and also primarily to enjoy and celebrate the pleasure from male voice 4 part close-harmony singing.
Vocal Fusion Acapella - (so called because we don’t stick strictly to the Barbershop style, and we also sing some Jazz, Spirituals, and other close-harmony styles) -together with our Musical Director Zoe Peate, delivered our best ever performance , and were awarded Third Place in the Small Chorus category, Second Place in the Most Improved Chorus category and First Place in their division out of nine other choruses. Overall, Vocal Fusion Acapella came 18th which is an amazing achievement as only 16 men took to the stage and the Chorus has only been formed for just 18 months– compared with many choruses who are not only well established but who also have memberships in excess of 50 singers.
The whole weekend was one of great camaraderie and fun.
If you would like to sing with us, please come along to Steyning Methodist Church, High St., Steyning on any Wednesday from 7.15pm - though there is usually a song or two sung at the Norfolk Arms later on in the evening! You will be welcomed.
HEAR our great sound at future summer concerts on Friday 7 July at Millais School, Horsham and Wednesday 12 July at St Marks Church, North Heath Lane, Horsham.
Vocal Fusion Acapella
Steyning Methodist Church
18 High Street
West Sussex BN44 3GG
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