ABOUT US


Individual group members

Music

We sing an acapella repertoire embracing the styles of American song, swing, jazz, secular and also barbershop style to a high musical standard. Our rehearsals include  voice work on breathing, vowels, articulation blending, posture, presentation, musicality and listening skills - all vital to reach that ultimate performance level but, of course, still having fun. To become a member, the key factors are that you have a singing voice and a willingness to always aim for the best possible standards you can achieve. Our intention is to recruit and develop a chorus over the next year of 30 singers.

Learn to sing 2020
Learn to sing 2020


Learn to Sing Course FREE

Every chorus needs new blood and we regularly organise a six week course to teach the basic skills of singing and to learn a couple of songs which we perform to friends and family. 2020 began with an incredible 46 men signing up, 12 auditioning and 7 joining Vocal Fusion Acapella - a great result.

Rehearsals

We rehearse every Wednesday at 7.15 pm at the Methodist Church, 18 High St Steyning BN44 3GG - Click here for contact details and map directions

Musical Director - Zoë Peate

Zoë trained at Trinity College of Music, where she was awarded the Lady Maud Warrender Prize for outstanding achievements in singing and musicianship, and the Else Mayer Lismann Opera Workshop.She has performed at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Wigmore Hall, St Martin-in-the Fields, and St James - Piccadilly, Fairfield Hall - Croydon, St John's Smith Square, Jubilee Hall - Aldeburgh and The Dome - Brighton. She collaborated with the late international artist Gervase de Peyer and Gwenneth Pryor in a series of recitals and has appeared in Kuwait for the British Ambassador, the opening of British Trade Week and the Kuwait Chamber Philharmonia.

As Musical Director for the Pulborough & District Gilbert & Sullivan Society she led them through many productions and a trip to Ireland which resulted in an award for 'Sheer Entertainment' at the Waterford Light Opera Competition.

Zoë's life now revolves around conducting and training choirs and she has been a temporary staff member at the Guildhall School of Music & The Royal College of Music, London & also tutored on the Earnley Music Courses & at choral workshops.

Apart from Vocal Fusion Acapella she also conducts The Kaleidoscope Singers, and founded her own choir Cantatrice,  a 120 strong ladies choir,  in 2004.


Vocal Fusion Acapella Board members - John Higgins, David Ellwood, Zoë Peate, Tam Large


Publicity & Organisation

In addition to this website, you can find us on  Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and we use the App Concertmaster for calendar organisation of our rehearsals and concerts