MVA is thrilled to announce that we achieved first place in the small chorus division (Division A) and second place overall in Sweet Adeline International’s Region One chorus competition. Most of our members have been on the Symphony Hall contest stage in Springfield many times before. But we...more
MVA has been hard at work preparing for our Regional competition that takes place during the third weekend of May. We've spent quality time with some of our favorite coaches, honing our vocal skills and polishing our competition songs.
On May 7, we're presenting our annual Spring Cabaret...more
The end of 2022 is approaching and MVA has been singing up a holiday storm! We welcomed guest singers in October and some of them even sang with us in our annual show when we celebrated Falling in Love with Barbershop.
During the show on November 13, we honored our nation's...more
MVA is thrilled to have welcomed 5 new members since March 2022. And we will be hosting a 3-week Membership Drive in October 2022 — specifically the 6th, 13th and 20th.*
In addition to experiencing our physical and vocal warm-ups, guests will receive a 1/2 hr. vocal lesson with one of our...more
And MVA is hot, hot, hot!
After having great fun putting together our “No More Zoom!” competition video for Open Division this spring, we are growing, performing, renewing our vocal skills, and regaining our pre-COVID ability to sing well. Two new members joined in time to participate in...more
Did we ever!
Now that our Regional competition is over and our Open Division package has been judged, we can share our experience.
The chorus chose a “Zoom” theme to describe our feelings of frustration with two years of online Zoom rehearsals. We dressed in bathrobes for the...more
Every rehearsal since our fabulous retreat with coach Kim Wonders has been intense — but fun — as we work toward our regional contest in May. There will be two “firsts” for that occasion: competing virtually by submitting a video (optional during the pandemic) and competing in the Open Division...more
MVA was blown away this past weekend by the talents of our retreat coach, Kim Wonders. Kim is the master director of the award-winning Metro Nashville Chorus. With her fortes in vocal skills, sound, expression, characterization, and putting the visual with the vocal, she took us to a higher...more
Springtime brings Sweet Adelines' regional competition season to MVA each year. COVID19 shut down our opportunity to compete in 2020 and 2021. But we're back in 2022 preparing for another fun contest season. This year we'll submit our Open Division package via video.
MVA loved sharing...more
Merrimack Valley A Cappella Chorus is excited to present our new co-directors, Carol Smolenski and Sally Jeffery. These ladies have been members of MVA and SAI for many years. As certified directors, Carol and Sally possess an abundance of musical education and experience through their previous...more
Merrimack Valley A Cappella enters 2022 with a bang! We are back for live rehearsals in our Andover home, Temple Emanuel, 7 Haggetts Pond Road. With a hybrid of in-person (vaccinated, masked and socially distanced) and virtual (via Zoom) rehearsals, we meet on Thursday nights from 7:15 to 9:30...more