(Closed) secular a cappella music?

posted 8 years ago in Music
Post # 3
1580 posts
Bumble bee

I enjoy a cappella music. But I think you need to find your a cappella group before you decide on songs. You will probably have to pick from the songs they already know because coming up with the arrangements and learning them isn’t as easy as telling a piano player and one vocalist to learn a song.

Post # 4
167 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

Ok.  Tell me exactly what kinds of things you want in a PM. This is my job – I teach choir.

I need to know what kind of time period or genre or feel you are going for as well.  There is a ton of awesome contemporary music out there.

Here is one of my favorites, Eric Whitacre’s “This Marriage”.  The poem is from the middle ages by a sufi poet.


Post # 5
1135 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

That sounds awesome. When you are calling the college groups, ask them what songs they already have in their routine. My Maid/Matron of Honor was in a group in college, and they had a lot of awesome pop songs they sang.

I will say though that if you are having a group perform, it’s hard for it to be background. Guests will treat it for what it is, a performance. Friends of mine had a church a cappella group sing throughout their service and reception, and it felt like everything had to stop to watch the group. Although they were great and made the night very personal, our table would stop mid conversation to watch this group perform. I think if you want a cappella as background music, you should buy one of their CDs to play during cocktail hour.

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