Pitch Perfect - but better
The Edinburgh University A Cappella Society (EUAC) was founded in 2014 and has been a huge success ever since! The aim of our society is to encourage members to get involved and get creative through a cappella singing.
Come along to our stall at the beginning of year Freshers Fair (12th and 13th September) to sign up for auditions and hear more about EUAC. Our auditions will be between the 13th - 16th September, and call backs on the 23rd September.
Our girls, boys, and mixed groups are led by our amazing and enthusiastic Musical Directors (MDs), and we're always looking for new talent. Every group in EUAC is unique, ranging from our classic barbershop quartet, stunning competition groups, and fantastic non-competition ensembles. Members have a range of abilities and experience, from little to no experience, and abilities such as jaw-dropping beatboxing, writing incredible arrangements, choreography, photography, videography, recording - or just singing beautifully!
Despite being a very young society, EUAC has flourished and made its mark on the university and nationwide a cappella scene. In 2015 we held our first official auditions, and only a few months later, EUAC won the Best New Society award at the EUSA Activities Awards. This year, we worked with the international A Cappella championships, the ICCAs and collaborated with the A Cappella society in St Andrews to host SACC 2018. We're now a society with over eighty members, with eight incredible groups, including three competition groups (Cloud 9, Licence to Trill, and Tone Up), three non-competition groups (Note-orious, Edinbellas, and Shirley Tempos), a barbershop quartet (4play), and a beatboxing collaborative (5 Beats in a Bar).
Show-stopping competition groups
Our first competition group, Tone Up, made a storming debut at the Scottish A Cappella Championships (SACC) in St. Andrews 2016, winning outstanding awards for Best Choreography and Best Vocal Percussion.
The following year, our second competition group was formed after a phenomenal performance of a Beyoncé medley, and our all girls group, Licence to Trill, competed at SACC 2017 in St Andrews, winning an incredible 2nd place!
Our third competition group, the all boys group Cloud 9, was founded last year and we're delighted that all three of our competition groups successfully got into the national Voice Festival UK 2018 competition, with Licence to Trill and Tone Up qualifying to the final round. We're proud to say that at VFUK 2018 Tone Up won an award for Overall Outstanding Performance and as well as Best Soloist.
Aca-awesome non-competition groups
For those who don't fancy competing or rehearsing more than once a week, we have some excellent non-competition groups who perform at ceilidhs, charity fundraisers, our own sell-out showcases, as well as events all around Edinburgh!
Our two girls groups, the Edinbellas and the Shirley Tempos perform a variety of songs and genres and have some beautiful blend and wonderful original arrangements. This year the Shirley Tempos performed a range of songs, from an Avril Lavigne mashup to Gravity by Sara Bareilles, and the Edinbellas performed arrangements such as a beautiful Disney medley, Rehab by Amy Winehouse, and a mashup of New Rules and Happy Ending.
Our mixed non-competition group, Note-orious is the society's oldest group, having performed songs from a mash-up of Take on Me by a-Ha and Wagon Wheel by Darius Rucker, to a fantastic Justin Timberlake medley as well as a beautifully arranged La La Land medley. Our barbershop quartet, 4play, is our novelty group who perform songs all over Edinburgh, such as Lucky Ol' Sun, an eight minute long Aladdin medley, a classic Coney Island, and endless renditions of 'Vocal Spectrum' arrangements.
Our final non-competition group is our award winning 5 Beats in a Bar, an incredible and explosive beatboxing collaboration, who perform a variety of songs such as Satisfaction, I Like to Move it, Tessalate, and more.
EUAC puts on some fantastic socials, such as our charity fundraising Halloween Ball in collaboration with the EUBBT society, end of year ceilidhs, aca-family socials, as well as internal group socials and our semesterly showcases!
||Mixed Barbershop Quartet
|5 Beats in a Bar
||Thursday / Sunday
|Licence to Trill
||Thursday / Sunday
||Tuesday / Friday / Sunday
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Take a look at our updated 2018 constitution: https://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/resources/euac/EUAC-Constitution-201819/