How awesome! Michael Ogdon, our director, is the 2016 Novice Director. What a wonderful first contest for him! We're so glad he got the award after taking us so far in such a short time. Transitions are not always easy, but Michael made it super-easy for us. We're so proud he's our director.
What a weekend! Voices United is the 2016 #1 Division A Small Chorus champion! As if that weren't enough - the icing on the cake, we're also the #2 chorus overall in Region 11! Only one chorus beat our score - the Santa Monica Chorus - and they were AWESOME!
Best of all - Michael Ogdon,...more
Saturday found us in Merced - helping Harmony Valley Chorus celebrate their 50th anniversary! They had a fantastic show with a little bit of everything - Harmony Valley Chorus, a handbell group, After Eight, Caprice, a jazz band, Voices United Chorus, and a ukulele group! It was a blast....more
What a night! Shirley Kout coached our Merced performance last night. Then she placed us and coached us for our contest songs. It was a truly awesome evening.
I could not believe how the sound changed as Shirley moved people around the risers. She started with our Leads and then added...more
WOW! What a fantastic show! One of our best ever! The chorus is sounding pretty awesome. We had a wonderful group of women join our Christmas Chorus and they performed great in the second half of our show. It was great seeing Michael perform and wishing Dede good-bye. Dede is stepping up on the...more
We're only a week away from our annual show - Wine, Women, and Song! And have we got a show for you!
Join us for an evening of wonderful food, exciting silent auction, heavenly dessert auction - and fantastic singing!
Doors open at 5:30, dinner at 6:30, show at 7:30 p.m. Contact...more
It's our favorite time of year!! Christmas is coming and After Eight has gigs coming in all over the place (well, really just here in Bakersfield:) We start with a tree lighting ceremony on Black Friday at the Town and Country Shopping Center and we expect some great news coverage as a popular...more
So excited for this years International competition in Vegas! It's After Eights' first real 'road trip', we're all going and staying together and we couldn't be more excited. Can't wait to see Dede onstage along with Region 11's Santa Monica Chorus (go Aja!) and our quartet representatives,...more
We had a great time with Jolene Forzetting from RMT! Nothing goes better with a cappella than cupcakes so thanks for bringing the party!
What better way to spend Tuesday nights than with your friends making music! I love our new pieces (especially Everything:) and how much fun it is singing for and learning from our new director!
Very exciting to have two beautiful guests, Katie and Judy, hope to see them back next...more
What a wonderful surprise during our retreat today (Saturday, September 12)! Sharon Arthur, out of the hospital and recovering very nicely, stopped by to see part of our coaching. It was awesome seeing her back again. Can't wait for her to be full-time on the risers. We miss her lovely voice!...more