Aquapella World Music Choir

Aquapella was founded in Townsville 10 years ago by its Swiss-Australian conductor Beat Lehmann.

The 60 plus member choir specialises in world music acappella and aspires to a professional standard.

Aquapella’s repertoire focuses on communal songs from across the globe which are deeply meaningful in a spiritual or broader ritual sense in the respective cultures.

The great variety of music in terms of mood, rhythm, lyrics, harmony and quality of voice makes Aquapella’s performances very entertaining and accessible to all ages and musical tastes, and the soulfulness of many of the songs gives the repertoire a deeply moving emotional quality.

The enthusiasm and joy of its delivery contributes further to the success the choir had over the years. Thus Aquapella won the ‘Choir of the Year’ competition of the ABC, Australia’s national broadcaster, for the state of Queensland and won Townsville’s own Music Award.

The choir has been singing at major festivals in Australia and also regularly performs for charity events. Aquapella released its third CD “Time Out” at the end of 2014 and recently returned from an extensive European tour, which represented the culmination of ten years’ dedication to communal music that brings joy, harmony and meaning to people’s lives.