Algarve's only Barbershop Acapella chorus. For more information, to attend a rehearsal, or how to book us, contact us: chorus@bellaacapella.pt

ABOUT US

We are 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 older classics such as: “When I Fall in Love” and “Java Jive” and more modern pieces such as; “Africa”, “Besame Mucho”, ”Happy Together” and ”The Climb”. We recently added our first Portuguese song.

We learn our songs from teach tracks, mp3 files where you will listen to the specific musical lines of your part. This will help you to memorize the notes and texts. All members prepare at home and during the rehearsals we focus on blending, dynamics, difficult rhythms and more. We have a lot of fun during our Wednesday rehearsals and we have various concerts and ‘sing outs’ during the year. All members pay a membership fee of €160 per year (payable per quarter or semester), which helps towards purchasing sheet music, teach tracks and other chorus overhead such as professional coaching and expenses for costumes for sing outs and concerts.

For more information please send us an email: admin@bellaacapella.pt

The main criteria for joining are being able to sing reasonably in tune. Music and all rehearsals are in English so we require a fair knowledge of English. Although it is of course helpful, you don’t have to be able to read music as we have a range of learning tracks for all of our songs, with the individual parts in them.Rob Does, Musical Director

We sing Barbershop music

This energetic music can blow you away with its rich sound – it is pure a cappella and offers the singer little opportunity to hide – not even behind sheet music, because barbershoppers frown on them (at least during performances) 😉 The incomparable rhythms and harmonies create sounds rich in overtones and trigger a wonderful feeling of goosebumps.

The Four Voices:
Due to its male origins, the voice parts are traditionally named after men: The Tenor is the highest voice and harmonizes above the melody. The Lead part sings the melody line. The Baritone part sings the next lowest part and completes the chord, usually below the lead. The Bass part is the lowest and supports the chord. Each of the four parts has its own role.