We've created our first virtual chorus video! This video was a labor of love, and we hope it cheers...more
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...more
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...more
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,...more
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....more
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...more
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...more
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...more
Ajoy will take the stage at the 2017 International Competition in Las Vegas representing Region 13 as a Wild Card competitor!
Each year, the winning chorus in each region automatically qualifies to compete in the prestigious International Competition for...more
Mildred (third from the left), with chorus director Nikki (far left), and other guests attending an AJoy rehearsal--most are members now! Mildred joined the chorus in 2016 and will be attending her first Sweet Adelines regional convention this April! Here, she reflects on her experiences so...more