Barbershop group celebrate 25 years

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A CELEBRATION has been planned to commemorate 25 years of the Milton Keynes Acapella group.

MK Acapella have been entertaining crowds across the city for many years, whether at the popular Great Linford Festival, Campbell Park, the One World Club at Bradwell or earlier this year at the Theatre for a Marie Curie charity Beatles concert.

They also regularly support the emotional Willen Hospice Lights of Love Service in December by helping to lead the carol singing.

Their style of singing is also more popularly known as Barbershop, and is always performed without musical accompaniment.

The four parts are split into lead, tenor, baritone and bass, which produces a fantastic harmonized sound.

And they are proud to boast an extensive catalogue of songs suitable for almost every occasion.

MK Acapella started life back in 1986 with a small group of like-minded guys who wanted to do more than just sing in unison; the joy of singing in four part harmony is contagious and more members followed.

They even still have a few of the dedicated founder members singing with them today.

As well as entertaining at local events they also represent Milton Keynes each year at the convention held by the British Association of Barbershop Singers (BABS) where many of the 50 or so groups from across the UK compete against each other.

On Saturday, October 8 they will enjoy a celebration dinner at the King Fisher Country Club in Deanshanger to toast a successful 25 years and will be joined by some of their old friends who have supported the club as well as some local ladies barbershop group (Junction 14).

But if you’ve had any involvement with MK Acapella over the last years and want to get in touch then contact pro@mkacapella.com or visit www.mkacapella.com