A Cappella Competition

A cappella, Italian for ‘in the manner of the chapel’ has a religious origin, but the genre has continued to grow and change through the years, with the early 20th Century’s Barbershop Quartets to today’s popular film franchise, Pitch Perfect and multi-Platinum selling group Pentatonix giving it a modern twist. Open to all ages, this competition is set to be a new challenge for music students to work across the year groups and produce a vocally charged performance.

*Please note this event has a limited number of spaces, don’t delay your entry if you wish to take part.

Opening date for entries: Wednesday 15 September 2021
Deadline to enter: Thursday 25 November 2021
Date and Venue: Friday 11 March 2022 – Leighton Park School, RG2 7DE

We are delighted to have the BBC Two’s The Naked Choir with Gareth Malone winners Sons of Pitches join us on the day and adjudicate the competition once again. The Sons of Pitches are one of the premiere vocal groups currently working in the UK. With soaring vocals, stellar set pieces and mind-bending improvised numbers they are taking the world of entertainment by storm and it’s all without instruments. They have won multiple awards in the world of a cappella music and their videos have had over three million views on their YouTube channel.

ISA A Cappella Competition 2022 – Rules & Guidelines

This event is not yet open for entries

ISA A Cappella Competition 2020 –  Results

We are pleased to announce the winners of the first ISA A Cappella Competition. The standard and variety was phenomenal leading to some very hard decision making for our judges, The Sons of Pitches. Well done to everyone who took part.

ISA A Cappella Competition Results 2020

Take a listen to some of the fantastic entries from 2020:


If you have any queries about the competition, please contact us at ISAarts@isaschools.org.uk

Only schools whose Head is a Member with ISA are eligible to enter these competitions.  Please contact our membership department to enquire about joining ISA.