IC&C Qualifiers

 Date Posted: Tue, 25 Jun 2024
Seaside A Cappella was thrilled to join these Area 1 Choruses, Valley Voices, Elm City Echoes and ScotianAires as we received our IC&C Qualifiers ribbons! 

 
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Seaside A Cappella Honoured by Province

 Date Posted: Wed, 15 May 2024
Seaside A Cappella Honoured by Province
Back in October we were tremendously honoured to be invited to Province House, the home of our Provincial government, by our Premier, the Hon. Tim Houston. This was as a send-off to our International Convention in Grand Rapids, Michigan. At that time we did a 25 minute performance on the beautiful, wide staircase at the interior entrance to Province House, which was received with a great deal of warmth and excitement. After lunch, 10 of us from the chorus were invited to attend the Assembly as special guests. At that time, our local MLA, Hon. Becky Druhan, introduced us with this Statement which is pictured below. Last week Becky visited us at our rehearsal to officially read the Statement to our members and present us with this beautiful official copy of it, in a leather bound folder. I especially love the closing paragraph - "Speaker, please join me in celebrating this incredible group of women, who unite and inspire each other through music and song. Seaside A Cappella is a found family of soul sisters who deliver joy, optimism, and harmony to our community and beyond." Following that October event Becky attended several rehearsals as well as ourAnnual show, and is definitely a 'wanna-be' member of our chorus.   

Schedule and Patterns available now!

 Date Posted: Tue, 7 May 2024
Schedule and Patterns available now!
The schedule for the weekend and the contest patterns are now available. Members can now log in and see what the weekend has in store!

Seaside A Cappella Medals at International Contest & Convention

 Date Posted: Mon, 11 Mar 2024
Seaside A Cappella Medals at International Contest & Convention
We did it!  We came home from the 2023 Harmony Inc International Chorus Competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 5th place which earned us a medal for being in the top 5 out of 29 choruses. We were proud to represent Bridgewater and the South Shore in this prestigious event. Many thanks to all our friends, families and supporters and special thanks to our amazing director Judy Comeau. It has been an incredible journey.

JUDY COMEAU HONOURED AS VOLUNTEER

 Date Posted: Wed, 27 Apr 2022
JUDY COMEAU HONOURED AS VOLUNTEER
Seaside A Cappella is immensely proud of Music Director Judy Comeau who was honoured as a Special Citizen by the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg. The honour recognizes Judy's dedication as a volunteer.

Here's what the organizers had to say:

Each year the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg recognizes volunteers from across MODL that work to make their communities a better place to live through their volunteer efforts. From the overall list an individual is chosen to represent all the volunteers of MODL at a provincial volunteer recognition event in Halifax. At the MODL Council meeting of April 12th, an individual was chosen to be the MODL representative and that person is Ms. Judith A. Comeau, of Pleasantville.

Ms. Comeau established a show chorus called Seaside A Cappella representing the Town of Bridgewater as members of Harmony, Inc., an international organization of women singers. She volunteers 5-8 hours per week, with many more hours dedicated to preparing for performances. Her combination of energy, enthusiasm, experience, and skill are what set her apart as an inspiring director.

Although she works with a Music Team and a Board of Directors, Judy leads the chorus with a vision based on over 50 years in barbershop organizations, directing and coaching several award-winning choruses across Canada. Her goal is "ordinary women coming together to make extraordinary music". She emphasizes the educational aspect of the organization, teaching singers to produce the exact same sound at the same time, focusing on producing correct vowel sounds and using proper vocal techniques.

Ms. Comeau has racked up an impressive list of honours in various competitions through the years, including International Championships in 2008-2009, and again in 2012-2013, silver medal showings at the National Musical Festival put on by CBC Radio, and at the World Choir Games, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Comeau's passion has taken her as far away as St. Petersburg, Russia, with her previous chorus for a seven day concert tour, at the invitation of the Russian Ministry of Culture."

Congratulations to Judy Comeau on this newest award to her resume.
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Seaside A Cappella in the News

 Date Posted: Tue, 17 Nov 2020
Seaside A Cappella was proud to see itself in headlines in a local Lunenburg County publication recently. 
Views of our virtual chorus video, mentioned in the article, now number more than 6,300 !
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Seaside A Cappella Sings Together Virtually

 Date Posted: Tue, 27 Oct 2020
Seaside A Cappella Sings Together Virtually
In case you missed it during Harmony Harvest, here's a link to Seaside A Cappella's virtual chorus production of That's Life. We are proud to have more than 4,800 views now. Enjoy!
 
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Seaside A Cappella Honours Linda Brehaut

 Date Posted: Tue, 27 Oct 2020
Seaside A Cappella Honours Linda Brehaut
Seaside A Cappella is very proud to have Linda Brehaut as an Honorary Member. A dual member with Valley Voices, Linda served as President and later as Past President of Seaside A Cappella since its inception. She was instrumental in laying the foundation and moving us through the gate to charter status in 2018. 

We first announced Linda's Honorary Membership at our 2020 AGM, however, we were not able to make a presentation at that time because of pandemic restrictions. However, on October 19, Music Director Judy Comeau and Past President Yvonne Rafuse were honoured to be able to meet with Linda in person to finally present her with a framed certificate. We were pleased that Deb Moreau of the Valley Voices accompanied Linda, as she too was a founding member of Seaside A Cappella.

Shown:  Linda Brehaut, far left, with Yvonne Rafuse and Judy Comeau, standing, and Deb Moreau.