Press Release by Janette Riebeck
More groups than ever had the chance to present themselves within the 4th International A CAPPELLA Contest Leipzig 2010 in the crowded Mendelssohn Hall of the Gewandhaus Leipzig. During two days of competition, 20th and 21st May, 14 groups coming from nine European countries performed a various and ambitious program on stage. Especially one group could convince the jury, headed by Simon Carrington (founder member of the King’s Singers), in all criteria. The six singers of JuiceBox. from Hanover/Hamburg (Germany) won the Leipzig A CAPPELLA AWARD 2010 and a prize money of 2.000 euro. Furthermore the group is invited to perform their own paid prizewinner’s concert within the 12th International Festival of Vocal Music “a cappella” (18th till 26th June 2011).
The winner group JuiceBox. had the chance to perform at the closing concert of this year’s International Festival of Vocal Music “a cappella” in the Great Hall of the Gewandhaus Leipzig. During this concert the group convinced with their charming entertainment and their various program, a mixture of jazzy melodies and intoxicating vocal electro pop music, so called “e cappella music”, supported by a grooving beatbox, which demands full physical exertion.
Two groups received the second prize and a prize money of 1.000 euro: Wortart Ensemble (Germany) and Voicebox (Sweden). The Russian women of Aquarelle achieved the third prize and 500 euro. For the first time, this year the audience was allowed to vote for their favourite. It was Wishful Singing from the Netherlands who received the Audience Award and gained 500 euro.
The 5th International A CAPPELLA Contest Leipzig will take place from 23rd to 26th June 2011. Further information about the application will be available in July on the internet website: www.acappellacontest.com