September 8, 2023 - 4:09pm

AJoy was so happy and honored to have won the Sweet Adelines International (SAI) Region 13 contest in May 2023. 

We won both highest scoring chorus overall and highest scoring midsize/AA chorus, which is for choruses with 31-60 singers on stage. We were also thrilled to score over 25...

April 1, 2022 - 11:42am

A Cappella Joy stands in solidarity with the Ukrainian people. We condemn the loss of human life inflicted in the conflict, especially from intentional attacks on Ukrainian civilians. We join the arts community in denouncing the unprovoked Russian invasion, and we support Ukrainian sovereignty,...

March 16, 2021 - 2:48pm

We've created our first virtual chorus video! This video was a labor of love, and we hope it cheers...

March 16, 2021 - 2:29pm

Our director, Nikki Blackmer, has created and recorded a vocal workout for singers recovering from Covid-19 -- or, for that matter, any singer wanting to build breath and stamina. She is happy to share it with the singing community. Of course, this warmup should be used in conjunction with your...

February 9, 2020 - 10:35pm

A Cappella Joy member Meredith wrote this lovely essay about the joys of singing with the chorus.           

I get asked sometimes how I decided to try singing with A Cappella Joy. The short version is that a friend of a friend had been posting a lot about her experience being a...

September 15, 2018 - 7:38pm

We are proud to announce that our director, Nikki Blackmer, has been chosen by Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus to direct their new a cappella ensemble, the Supertonics. These two choruses are Seattle icons, with a...

May 19, 2018 - 4:42pm

The plunge into competition quartet territory is nothing to be taken lightly. It is totally different from performing in the chorus setting where many voices build upon each other to achieve a rich full sound. In a chorus, you are surrounded by artful singers all working together. In a quartet,...

May 8, 2018 - 11:54am

What a ride! Last October, AJoy had an amazing experience in Las Vegas, co-representing Region 13 on the International stage. That was my fourth International experience, second with AJoy, and while I knew intellectually we had plenty of room to grow and learn, it still felt pretty rock solid....

February 27, 2018 - 10:49am

I've been told that I cannot continue to call myself a newbie so I will champion my right to call myself one of the elders (age-wise) which can’t be disputed.

I have sung all my life in different types of settings but have never, ever been required to sing while doing choreography. The...

January 31, 2018 - 3:49pm

In October, 2017, Ajoy "rocked" the stage at SAI's 2017 International Competition in Las Vegas. Our hard work paid off as Ajoy placed a very respectable 15th out of 33 competing choruses. We sang "In the Wee Small Hours" and "Rock This Town" during the Semi-Final Chorus Competition. Then took...

May 10, 2017 - 5:32pm

A cappella Joy was thrilled to send 54 members to sunny Spokane last month for our annual Regional Competition.  Each singer rocked the day in a purple glitter costume, with eye-popping make-up, and sporting a Victory Roll hairdo reminiscent of a 1940's telephone...

April 25, 2017 - 8:50am

Editor's Note: Region 13's 2017 Convention chorus competition is this Saturday, April 29! New AJoy member Mildred B. (far left in the photo above, with some of her AJoy sisters) has been chronicling her adventures as a new Sweet Adeline....