‘Eve of Acappella’, first performed in 2010, is the first ever acappella singing competition in Sri Lankan school history. This year the competition will be organized on a grand scale for the second consecutive year by the United Students Circle of Royal College. The musical event will see students from leading schools in the country performing and a winner being crowned from among the evening’s participants.
Ruchira Madushanka Weerawansa (18) in the organizing committee believes that the evening of song will promote acappella singing among youth while creating a platform for Sri Lankan school choirs to display their talent.
Singers from a number of schools such as Methodist College, Asian International School, Musaeus College, Bishop’s College, Wesley College and Colombo South International School will take part in the event. Guest performances by the Royal College choir, TNL onstage finalist, Shuaib Jabbar, Pandora’s box, Arkanum and The Open Band will make the evening a night to remember.
“The concept behind the competition is basically Acappella singing, which means specifically solo or group singing without instrumental sound. But beat boxing and also various other sounds are produced using vocal chords,” says Ruchira while explaining that the competition leaves an opening for diversity in voices and its use in competition.
‘Eve of Acappella’ will be held on October 2 from 6pm onwards at the Bishop’s College auditorium. The tickets will be available at the Bishop’s College auditorium and at the entrance on the day of the event. Contact Kavish on 0777-569867 for more details regarding tickets and Eve of Acapella on Facebook for more details. Proceeds will be allocated to fund development projects of Royal College Colombo and the United Student Circle of the school.