Based in Christchurch, NZ, at Voices Co. we train and develop vocal groups that specialise in contemporary a cappella singing.
Inspired by music like Pentatonix, the Pitch Perfect movies, and NZ's rich choral tradition, we are passionate about raising up singers of all ages and stages who are equipped with the very best in vocal technique, encouraged in their passion for music, and empowered to find their voice.
Simply put, the term ‘a cappella’ refers to singing without accompaniment, though the literal translation of the word is actually 'in the style of the chapel'.
A cappella harmony itself has been around for centuries and has reinvented itself over and over again!
At Voices Co. we train our vocalists in all aspects of contemporary singing and contemporary a cappella, from the more traditional elements such as vocal technique, musicianship, group harmony right through to vocal percussion, performance artistry, and even beatboxing!
The addition of more 'contemporary' elements such as beat-boxing and vocal instrumentation has helped reintroduce a cappella singing to pop culture and open up an even broader range of opportunities to those willing to take up the challenge!
Voices Co. Academy uses a tiered training approach. We offer three streams of training: non-auditioned Open Crews / Classes, auditioned Squads, and a professional Premier Ensemble.
Our programme is structured so that we can offer contemporary a cappella and contemporary vocal training to anyone at any level, from beginners right through to experienced professionals.
We also love to celebrate the hard work and talent of our students, and a the end of each Semester (July / Dec) we hold an Academy Show featuring all our different ensembles!
Located within Christchurch's fancy new 'Boxed Quarter' on the corner of St Asaph and Madras Streets, BeatBox Studios is the home of Voices Co. Academy.
BeatBox has 3 purpose built, soundproofed studios with professional P.A systems, microphones and a full back line (drum kit, bass rig, and guitar amps), which means that our vocal squads have the unique opportunity to train in a fully mic'd environment!
BeatBox was established in 2014 in response to the heavy demand for properly outfitted, dedicated rehearsal spaces in the city (even more so after the 2010/2011 quakes) the Christchurch Music Industry Trust, along with a raft of generous contributors, built BeatBox Studios.
Beatbox is one of the hidden gems of the Christchurch music scene and Voices Co. is thrilled to be able to call it home! For more information on BeatBox or if you're looking to hire a studio yourself, make sure you check them out: www.beatbox.nz