Bella Acapella is an international, mixed gender group who love to sing and have fun. We currently have 30 members and plenty more room to expand. Both beginners and more experienced singers are welcome. Our repertoire is quite diverse and includes some classics such as: “Summertime” and “Java Jive” and more modern pieces such as “Rhythm Of Love”, “Untill I found You”, ”Count On Me” and ”The Climb”.
Barbershop harmony is sung in four parts without accompaniment. All members live in the Algarve and most originate from England, Ireland, Germany, France and The Netherlands. During rehearsals the common language is English. Every Wednesday we rehearse in the Re-Criativa Cultural Center in Olhão and enjoy an evening of singing and friendship. It is great fun but also hard work. Our conductor Rob Does is not easily satisfied and he pushes everyone to achieve the best possible result.
Bella Acapella has performed numerous concerts and ‘sings outs’ and always receive enthusiastic reactions from the audience. All songs are sung “By Heart” without sheet music. This often creates a magical atmosphere where conductor and chorus craft a fascinating blend of music with some ringing four part chords!
If you are interested in joining Bella Acapella, please take a look at the About page where you can find more information about the chorus.