Å Cappella 2017

Aug 10-12, 2017, 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 was the official organizer of Å Cappella, with 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 2017, we want to give the possibility for six new choirs and six vocal groups to meet other choirs, and to do workshops together.

We would like to invite choirs (6 slots) and vocal groups (6 slots) to Å Cappella Choir Camp, August 10-12 2017, to participate in workshops led by present and former members from The Real Group and Rajaton, Peder Karlsson and Katarina Henryson from The Real Group Academy, 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: Workshop in large choir setting with Peder Karlsson and Katarina Henryson. (The Real Group Academy)

Friday: Morning warm up, two workshop sessions with focus on your choir/group’s own repertoir. We work with the Å Cappella Camp method of singing/listening/interactive learning; two-three groups together in sessions working with two coaches. (The Real Group/Rajaton)
Friday: Concert with all participating choirs at public stage Mariehamn. (TBD)

Saturday: Morning warm up, followed by one workshop session for your group/choir.
Saturday: Evening concert at Indigo Bar with participating vocal groups. Party!

Participant fee: 18 750 SEK/choir 10 000 SEK/vocal group. Travels, lodgings and meals are to be arranged by the groups themselves and are not included in the fee. (Vocal groups may arrive Friday morning, Thursday session is more choir focused and therefore optional for you).

Information & application of interest: caroline at therealgroup.se