A Cappella Competition

The phrase a cappella, Italian for ‘in the manner of the chapel’, has a religious connotation, though the discipline has grown and changed since those words were coined. From early twentieth century barbershop quartets to today’s popular film franchise Pitch Perfect and multi-platinum selling group Pentatonix, a cappella is now a pervasive and varied music style with widespread appeal. Open to all ages, this competition is set to be a new challenge for music students to 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 The 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 all without instruments! They have won multiple awards in the world of a cappella music and have had over three million views on their YouTube channel.

ISA A Cappella Competition 2022 – Rules and Guidelines

Entry Form - A Cappella Competition
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 our competitions, please contact us at ISAarts@isaschools.org.uk.

Only schools whose Head is a member of the ISA are eligible to enter these competitions. Please contact our membership department if you wish to make an enquiry about joining the ISA.