CALLING all a’cappella addicts.
Echuca’s singing group Bella A’Cappella is making a shout out to past members in the lead-up to the group’s silver anniversary.
And whether it’s been two years or 20 since you last sang with Bella, the group wants you to come along and celebrate the 25-year milestone.
It’s estimated the group has had more than 100 members in its 25 years who have travelled from Echuca-Moama, Rochester, Kyabram and beyond to sing with the close-knit ensemble.
The group’s name, Bella A’Cappella (meaning ‘beautiful sound) was not chosen until 1997 but the girls had been performing together for four years before that.
Bella is still making beautiful sounds to this day, captivating audiences across the region.
So it’s no surprise the group’s birthday celebrations will also be filled with music.
“We’ll have three of the group’s ex-leaders coming on the day,” Bella’s Marg McMullane said.
“We’re going to get each ex-leader to go through one of the songs we used to sing with the group.”
People are encouraged to bring along past songs for the group to revisit.
“One of our ex-leaders, Kim Swan, can’t come,” Marg said.
“She introduced a lot of African music to the group, with drumming and clapping and stamping. But we’re sure someone else will bring some of these African songs along.”
The group is also asking people to send in as many Bella photos from over the years as possible.
Photos can be emailed to email@example.com
The 25th birthday celebrations will be held at The Mill Echuca on Saturday, April 21 from 12.30pm.
RSVP to Marg on 0458916910 by Friday, March 23.