New Release Roundup: Summer Favorites

It’s been a good summer for a cappella, so as thoughts turn to the new school year and cooler temps, let’s check out some of the hottest recent releases.

How Far I’ll Go

The Disney a cappella project keeps churning out your favorites with a bit of a twist – this time the anthem from Moana with a bit of reggae/beach vibe. We’re creeping closer to a live tour – are you ready?

Street Corner Symphony
 Evolution of Country Music

Still quietly pushing, these Sing-Off alums hit a home run with a one-shot, slightly kitschy journey through the history of country music, all a cappella of course.

The Swingles
 If Ye Love Me

With the departures of Sara Brimer Davey and Clare Wheeler Girard, we’re likely to see a little reinvention by The Swingles this year. But reinvention is what they do best, like with this live take on a reimagined version of the Tallis classic dropped earlier this summer.  

Chris Rupp
Old Church Choir

Check out the latest video from Rupp’s latest album “A New Day” – this one is guaranteed to make you smile.

Happy Series

Another quiet mover and shaker, ReVoiced brings you some familiar faces with a joyous sound. Welcoming InTransit and Vocalosity alum, Chesney Snow, to the roster, the group celebrated their new lineup with three feel-good releases.


Don’t Worry, Be Happy

It’s All Right

We Can Work It Out

The latest lineup for this jazz empire is one of our favorites and the hits keep rolling with this light and tight take on Stevie Wonder.

Enjoy The Silence

A great little single from the German band with the production magic of Bill Hare and James Cannon? Yes, please.

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Varsity Vocals: The Road To Finals

The big dance in New York is a little over a month away, but the road to get there started long before even this school year for many of the groups who will advance to the stage at PlayStation Theater.

What It Takes To Be the Best

Each day, in schools around the country, students enter a classroom and create music using their voices or any number of instruments. Starting with simple unison songs and plastic recorders, America’s youth can quickly advances to include repertoire from the world’s finest composers. It’s part of everyone’s education at some point, but what does it take to really be the best?

FloVoice & Varsity Vocals Announce Historic A Cappella Partnership

The world’s biggest a cappella event to air exclusively on

The Effects Of Classical Music No Matter What Genre You Love

Incorporating pop music into traditional music education is a hot topic for school teachers as of late. However, the greatest thing about music is that you don't have to love and practice just one style or even just one instrument. In fact, some of the best musicians out there, pop or not, have a deep history with classical and traditional styles.

#BHSOpry Comes To A Grand Close

After nearly a week of barbershop excellence, the curtain has closed on the 2019 Barbershop Harmony Society Midwinter Convention, where singers young and old crossed the Grand Ole Opry stage, historic contests were held and thousands of people had their love of singing renewed.

A Variety Of Excellence At #BHSOpry Chorus Invitationals


They may have all been singing the same style of music, but Day Two at the BHS Midwinter Convention was anything but indistinguishable.

Next Generation Barbershop Brings Electric Energy To #BHSOpry


In a ballroom full of singers and fans of all ages, the first Next Generation Junior Quartet Contest took the stage at Gaylord Opryland. The BHS Next Generation Program serves the youth population with two divisions: Junior (18 & younger) and Varsity (25 & younger). 

Seniors Will Shine At 2019 Midwinter Convention #BHSOpry

There have been a deluge of studies lately proclaiming the benefits of music. We’ve of course known it all along, but there is now verifiable proof that singing in a group can combat loneliness, keep the mind active and even lead to some physical health benefits. Everything from finding new friends to syncopating heartbeats can happen on the risers.

Making History Where History Happens: Inside The Grand Ole Opry

After 80 years as a men’s organization, the Barbershop Harmony Society announced in 2018 that membership would now be open to all. This year’s Midwinter Convention will be the first since the membership change and as the society descend on Nashville this week, we look back at why the Grand Ole Opry may just be the perfect place for Society to make history.

A Spectacular Saturday Night At The Opry: Midwinter Convention Approaches

Final preparations are underway for the Barbershop Harmony Society Midwinter Convention in Nashville next week, and while the competitors are putting on the final polish and everyone is packing their bags, we’re looking ahead to what’s primed to be a fantastic night in barbershop.