AKABELLA is a vibrant,inspiring singing group who have been thrilling and moving audiences for over ten years.
SUMPTUOUS SONGBOOK 3 NOW PUBLISHED AND AVAILABLE!!
The latest of Dave King’s series of ’Sumptuous Songbooks’ is here, chockful of fun songs to sing for SATB singing groups. Complete with audio CD with all the parts, Book 3 contains 8 more great arrangements of classic pop and jazz songs including Karma Chameleon, Celebration, and You Are The Sunshine Of My Life. You can order your copy - or get a discount on the series of books-HERE !
LULLABIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Akabella co-leader Dave King recently worked on the music for ‘Hush, baby, hush’, a collection of lullabies from various countries.
A beautiful book with wonderful illustrations by Pam Smy and all kinds of lullabies ranging from jokey nonsense to dire threats to beautifully soothing lovesongs, it would make a lovely present for Christmas!
The lullabies are presented in both their original languages and fresh English translations by Kathy Henderson, who compiled the book, while the melodies, transcribed by Dave, are added so that the lullabies can be sung. Dave has added simple chordal accompaniments to several of the melodies.
‘Hush, baby, hush’, published by Frances Lincoln children’s books, is available from October 7th at £12.99.
You can order a copy from Frances Lincoln here.
BATH FESTIVAL FRINGE GIG
AKABELLA will perform at the Oriel Hall in Larkhall, Bath, on Sunday June 6th at 7 pm, as part of the Bath Fringe Festival.
Our last concert there, in 2009, was a huge success,so make sure you book early!
Tickets from the Bath Festival Office, 01225 480079, or from,www.bathfestivals.org.uk, direct from Akabella via 01225 723425, or on the door.
THE SUMPTUOUS SONGBOOK 2 NOW AVAILABLE!
'THE SUMPTUOUS SONGBOOK 2’, a new collection of Dave King's fabulous vocal arrangements for Akabella,is now available!
There are arrangements of such well-known favourites as ‘My Sweet Lord’, ‘This Guy’s In Love’ and ‘’How Deep Is Your Love?’ as well as jazz standards and great ballads.
The book comes complete with a rehearsal CD of all the parts.
You can still obtain ’The Sumptuous Songbook I’, with more four-part arrangements of jazz and pop classics, also with accompanying CD.
For a limited period you can order both books/CDs at a special offer price!
More details and to order form for both books here.
NEW CD NOW AVAILABLE!
The new AKABELLA CD, 'Kindle a flame' is now available, and features songs of reflection and joy for honouring the ancestors and fortifying us on the journey of life.
You can listen to samples and order a copy here.