What is barbershop?

Barbershop harmony is a style of unaccompanied vocal music characterized by four-part chords.  The melody is consistently sung by the lead, with the tenor harmonizing above the melody, the bass singing the lowest harmonizing notes, and the baritone completing the chord. Visit Sweet Adelines International to learn more, or experience if for yourself at one of our weekly rehearsals!


About Us

Topeka Acappella Unlimited Chorus is a membership organization of female singers, who meet regularly to practice, perform, socialize, and have fun. We currently have over  30 singers of all ages, all walks of life, and all parts of theTopeka area.048

 

 

Performance

The main purpose of TAU is to get out and sing for our community. We sing at annual shows, a number of community events, and at annual competitions.  We are available to sing at your next function or event. If you're looking for a unique musical experience to liven up your event, please check out our Hire Us section.


Education

In addition to sharing our music with others, another great passion of ours is learning more about the art of a capella singing. Vocal instruction is a regular part of chorus rehearsals, and a very important component of the chorus experience. A couple of times a year, we will get coaching from a visiting master in the art of barbershop, where we learn many fabulous tricks of the trade.


CompetitionIn the spring of every year, we participate in the Spirit of the Midwest Region 5 chorus competition.  Competitions are a special time for quartets and choruses from our region to come together to sing for each other, and get some constructive feedback from a panel of judges. The winners of the regional competition in both quartet and chorus categories get to travel to International Competition, which is held in the fall in a city selected each year. In 2016 the International Competition will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

 

Quartets

Most choruses have a number of members who form their own vocal quartets in addition to singing with the chorus. Topeka Acappella Unlimited Chorus currently is home to a number of wonderful quartets, and we are very proud of them! Click here to see our quartet

 section to learn more about them.Mary H

 

Fifty Years of Harmony

Congratulations to Mary Haller for her 50 years of harmony with Sweet Adelines International. She is our official "Golden Girl".

 

 

 

 
September 25 2017

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Congratulations to

 PIZZAZZ!

2017 Sweet Adelines International

Region 5 Champions! 

Kelly Peterson, Susan Ives,

Donna Kready, Janice Mohr

 


 

QUEENS OF HARMONY

Topeka Acappella Unlimited is proud to have three international quartet champions as part of our chorus.

 

 Susan Ives

Classic Edition 1998

Zing! 2010

Donna Kready

Classic Edition 1998

Jana Brown

Classic Edition 1998

 


 

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