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 an exciting challenge for music students to produce a vocally charged performance.

A Cappella Competition 2022

This year's competition was held at Leighton Park School on Friday 11 March 2022. We saw outstanding vocal performances from all the schools who took part across choral, ensemble and barbershop categories. Congratulations to the first and second place winners from Leighton Park School, St Christopher's School and St Mary's School.



This competition is now closed.

We were 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 - Results

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 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. Watch the winning performances via the links below.

ISA A Cappella Competition 2022 - Results

Ensemble - St Christopher's School, Epsom

Choir - Leighton Park School

Barbershop - Leighton Park School

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