Å Cappella Choir Camp 2016


Aug 11-13, 2016, Mariehamn, Åland

In August 2015, Å Cappella took place for the first time, in Mariehamn, Åland. Four days of musical meetings under the name of Å Cappella Camp & Choir Kick-off, sprung from the musical friendship between The Real Group (Sweden) and Rajaton (Finland). The Real Group Academy www.therealgroupacademy.se was the official organizer of Å Cappella, and participating were 400 singers from all over the world. A trademark for Å Cappella Camp was, that the participating groups had the chance to work together with two other groups for several days, to have the opportunity to get know each other. With this method, we hoped to inspire new musical bonds between groups, just like the one between Rajaton and The Real Group. In August 2016, we want to give the possibility for choirs to meet other choirs, and to do workshops together, as was offered to the smaller vocal groups in 2015.

We would like to invite choirs (6-8 slots) to Å Cappella Choir Camp, August 11-13 2016, to participate in workshops led by present and former members from The Real Group and Rajaton, Peder Karlsson, all with years of experience of coaching. This will take place in Mariehamn, Åland, and will offer your choir the opportunity to develop your music, meet other singers, perform in a public venue and sing with other choirs of all genres and sizes.

Preliminary program

Thursday 11th: arrivals in the afternoon/evening. Social event. There might be music too…

Friday 12th, approx 09.00-17.30: Coaching sessions all day, where your choir will work with another choir, taking turns singing and listening to each other. (Groups of two or three, depending on number of singers). The coaches will alter so you have the chance to meet with different teacher personalities, different themes and exercises. All sessions will build on your strengths, your repertoire and your wishes, a dialogue situation with your coach, where you will be allowed to develop in an allowing atmosphere.

Friday evening: All choirs are offered the opportunity to perform in a public stage in Mariehamn; Å Cappella Stage Night for choirs.

Saturday 13th Workshops continue until lunchtime. During the afternoon you have the choice of seeing the sights of Mariehamn in your own time, or to attend an open rehearsal with Leveleleven and a lecture (content TBD).

Saturday evening: Concert with Leveleleven (The Real Group + Rajaton) and a party afterwards.

The program will be finalized during this spring. Welcome to send your application of interest to caroline@therealgroup.se.

The ticket for Å Cappella Choir Camp 2016 will be 1100 SEK incl VAT per person, with a maximum of 27500 SEK incl VAT per chorus. The fee includes workshops, concerts, party. Please note that the fee does not include any cost for travels, meals or accomodation.