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Music without instruments: only voices. A Cappella is a fantastic opportunity to get involved with one of the most unique and rewarding forms of singing.
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A Cappella // Leeds Uni

A Cappella literally means: singing without instruments and we are around to make sure that Leeds is helping to push the boundaries of modern singing. Our auditioned group freqently perform around the University, locally across the city and Leeds and across the country at national and international A Cappella competitions. We exist for those who want to be part of our group, those who just wish to listen, or those who didn't really want to listen but we flashmobbed them.

We have two musical directors to lead us, arrange our music, and help us be the best we can be. We also love it when other members of our choir arrange music and contribute their ideas too!

*2018 Auditions*:

This year auditions are running from 27th-29th September:

On Thursday 27th and Friday 28th auditions will take place in Room 4 upstairs in the Union between 10am-5pm in Music Room 1, Lifton Place. Auditions on Saturday will be held in the Ryley Smith Theatre from 10am-7pm.

Callbacks will take place Sunday 30th September!

Book yourself a place through our Doodle poll:

In the past we have performed at various balls and dinners (including the British Heart Foundation ball),  Union events, the Riley Smith and JCR Awards, the lippy magazine launch, charity events across Leeds, as well as performing at occasional parties and weddings. As a society we are active within UK A Cappella regularly competing in and attending events across the country. In 2018 the Songsmiths progressed to the National Semi-Finals of the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCAs).

For the past few years the Songsmiths and the Cosmopolitones have entered Voice Festival UK, in 2017 the Songsmiths reached the final and in 2018 the Cosmos progressed to the semi-finals for the first time in their short history. VFUK is a great way to meet and perform alongside other a cappella groups from other universities, as well as giving us valuable performing experience.

Getting involved:

We run auditions at the start of each academic year. We hold a fun, free GIAG in Semester One and Semester Two for you to see what being in an A Cappella group is really like!

Keep an eye on our social media for upcoming gigs and events - we can't wait to see you there!

Keep in touch:

Join our mailing list to receive newsletter updates on what the society is up to and how you can support and get involved. Leeds A Cappella is changing this year and we want you on this ride with us!

The best way to find out more is to check us out on social media:






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