Coastal a Cappella perform in their That's life show.
Coastal a Cappella warming up before a performance
Coastal a Cappella in concert in hot pink!

Our music

We sing a range of music including contemporary, musicals, pop and jazz but we learn our craft in the barbershop style.

What does that mean?

Through Sweet Adelines International we have access to national and international vocal and performance coaches and have a strong acappella music genre as the basis for our education.

Being able to read music is an advantage, but is not necessary. All you need is a pleasant voice which can hold a tune, and the ability to learn from the regular coaching sessions we have!

4-part harmony

Our acappella music is divided into four voice parts – lead, bass, baritone and tenor. Each part has a different range and suits different voice types.

Lead

Voice range: G below middle C to D just over an octave above middle C

This part mostly sings the melody line and may cover a range from G below middle C to D just over an octave above middle C. Leads need to be able to sing with blend and confidence, and convey the story to the audience.

Bass

Voice range: C an octave below middle C to G above middle C

This is just the place for women with lower voices! The bass part provides the foundation of our music and solidifies the four-part harmony. Basses may sing a range from C an octave below middle C to G above middle C.

Baritone

Voice range: G below middle C to C an octave above middle C

This suits warmer voices able to sing intricate intervals.
Baritones sing in about the same range as the leads and need to be able to hold their voice part and blend with the parts both above and below them

Tenor

Voice range: G above middle C to Bb in the octave above middle C

The tenor sings the highest of the four parts but has a much lighter sound than the traditional soprano. Their notes generally range from G above middle C to Bb in the octave above middle C.
Tenors love to think of themselves as the angels of the chorus! (they’re not, of course!)