AUS-ACA’s 2015

 

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On May 10, Acapollo competed in the AUS-ACA 2015 Australian A Capella Victorian Championships, and WON the Best Ensemble Award!

Acapollo trained super hard for this event, and it all paid off. Check them out in the videos below, singing an original mashup “A Sky Full of Stars Found Love” and “Counting Stars”.

 

Camp Semester 1!

Once again, Apollo will be holding our bi-annual camp during the mid-semester break! We are going to St John’s Ambulance Recreation Camp, Wesburn, from Tuesday April 7th to Thursday 9th April, which is immediately after Easter Monday. Camp is a great chance to get to know all the other people in Apollo, through fun, games, food, music, and maybe a bit of actual rehearsing too – we do have concerts coming up! Email social@apollohms.org.au for booking information.

 

Casual Jam – Raspberry

Wew! Apollo just had their first EVER Casual Jam session, which gathered an eclectic group of people with different musical interests together to play whatever they felt like playing! We had some Coldplay, a bossa nova, Blink 182, a mellow jam with some Arabian influences and a beautiful banjo solo.

If you missed the Jam, never fear- the next one will be in Week 4 or 5, just around the corner! Hope to see you there, and thanks to all that came today!

-Ajaya Haikerwal (Apollo Vice-President)

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O-Week and Week 1 Wrap Up!

Orientation Week was a huge success for Apollo, with the club practically doubling in size since 2014!

Our performance on Thursday of the Clubs Carnival showcased the talent of the Club, starting with a snazzy opening by Fusion Band, Choir soothed the crowd with their harmonies and Acapollo brought it home with some well known songs! Check out our YouTube video below (coming soon) for all the highlights.

The stall we had on Friday attracted a lot of musicians eager to be part of what is going to be an amazing year. Our committee provided helpful to talk to, and passers by were able to have a quick jam on our keyboard, soothing the frustrated people in other sign-up lines.

If you didn’t get a chance to speak to anyone or want to know more about Apollo, make sure you check out our About Us and Ensembles pages for more info, or contact us directly for more info.

O-Week 2015!

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As the new semester approaches and our vacation is coming closer to an end 🙁

Fortunately Apollo HMS is preparing for O-Week 2015!

If you are interested in knowing more about who we are and what we do, come down to the Clubs and Societies Expo, where we will have a stall on Friday the 27th! Ask us questions, have a jam on our keyboard, and Sign Up!
We are also having a performance during the Expo on Thursday the 26th from 11am where most of our main ensembles will be up on stage!

When: Thursday 26th and Friday 27th of February 11am – 3pm.
Where: South Lawn, The University of Melbourne.
Stay tuned for more info!

Sound Collage Concert

Sound Collage Concert is a chance for students to perform in a friendly and fun environment where they can share their music with a wider audience. The chosen repertoire aims expose the audience to a variety of ‘modern’ musical styles, some of which might be beyond their preconceived ideas of ‘classical’ music.

WHAT?

A concert of 20th and 21st century works played by a variety of instruments

WHO?

Musicians currently undertaking Honours in Music Performance at The University of Melbourne.

WHEN?

Thursday 9th October @ 7pm

WHERE?

Melba Hall, The Conservatorium of Music, The University of Melbourne

The concert is FREE and there will be refreshments provided following the completion of the concert.

 

#AUSACA 2015

Vocal Australia is launching #AUSACA 2015 campaign and they need our help to spread the word!

Just follow this simple steps and show your support

1. Jump onto our Thunderclap page at http://thndr.it/1wFHAFr
2. Click to show your support for Aussie A Cappella (through one of your social media pages), Thunderclap will do the rest. 
3. Encourage your friends to sign up to our Thunderclap.

Thunderclap will post everyone’s messages at midday on Wednesday 12 November!

Let’s get everyone talking about Aussie A Cappella!

POPs Concert – Photo Highlights

Apollo Health Music Society held their annual POPs Music Concert on October 24th 2014. Here are some of the photo reel highlights from the evening.

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Choir Photo Highlights

Strings Photo Highlights

Fusion Photo Highlights

Smaller Ensembles and Solos

Some Other Ramblings!

Thanks must go to Dulini Mendis and Harene Ranjithakumaran for taking the photos on the night. Thanks also to the spectacular audience that attended 🙂 Now – onwards to 2015!

Performances!

Watch all the performances from the concert right here! Please like and subscribe to our YouTube channel too!

– The Apollo HMS Team

POPs Concert – Let’s Make Some Music!

POPs Concert – Let’s Make Some Music!

Pop! It’s the sound that’s made when you open a bottle of champers, fry up some corn, or imitate a fish and that’s exactly what you’ll be hearing all night long! ‘Pops’ can also be a musical term, far more relevant to this event:

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Come along and experience sweet melodies, soulful harmonies and funkalicious beats at Apollo’s Semester 2 Event!

Featuring Acapollo, Choir, Fusion Band and Strings, as well as a variety of smaller acts.

Tickets available NOW! $5 Students/Children, $10 Adults. here or get in contact with your closest Apollo friend!

Located at Richmond Uniting Church, 310 Church Street, Richmond. Doors at 6:30pm for 7:00pm start on Friday the 24th of October.

Support your friends, support live music and prepare for a great night out!Pop! It’s the sound that’s made when you open a bottle of champers, fry up some corn, or imitate a fish and that’s exactly what you’ll be hearing all night long! ‘Pops’ can also be a musical term, far more relevant to this event:

Come along and experience sweet melodies, soulful harmonies and funkalicious beats at Apollo’s Semester 2 Event!

Event Details

Date: Friday October 24th, 2014

Time: 7pm to 9pm

Venue: Richmond Uniting Church – 314 Church Street, Richmond VIC 3121

See the map to the right for more information 🙂


Ticket Prices

Child / Student Adult / Senior
$5 $10

Tickets can be purchased online via TryBooking or at the door.

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Click here to book tickets online

Choir

Apollo Health Music Society Twilight Concert, 2014- Choir

One of the founding ensembles of Apollo HMS, consisting of experienced singers as well as those new to singing, we sing everything from Vivaldi to Les Miserables

+ Soprano: Kimberly Imperial, Kathryn Hoang, Olivia Ooi, Denise Chang, Xue Xian, Cathleen Pho, Teagan Zhang, Candy Tang, Pavithra Amadoruge, Laura Raiti, Duyen Luu

+ Alto: Kaayin Kee, Kristy Marinopoulos, Yan Jing Chong, Harene Ranjithakumaran

+ Tenor: John YiMing Low, Leon Ang, Bryan Lye, Jaime Martinez, Philip Qian

+ Bass: Jordan Janssen, Nick Chan, Kieren Tan, Eddy Yang

Performing:

+ Shosone Love Song, Roger Emerson

(Conductor: Melrose Tran, Accompanist: Nathan Byrne)

+ I Dreamed a Dream, Claude-Michel Schonberg/ Herbert Kretzmer, Arranged by Ed Lojeski

+ Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Harold Arlen/ E.Y. Harburg, Arranged by Mark Hayes

+ I’ve Got the Music in Me Bias Boshell, Arranged by Alan Billingsley

(Conductor: Nathan Byrne, Accompanist: Melrose Tran)