Monterey Bay Belles

A Cappella Showcase News

The Monterey Bay Belles Women’s Barbershop Chorus hosted the fifth annual A Cappella Showcase on Saturday March 10, 2018 at the Community Church of the Monterey Peninsula in beautiful Carmel Valley. The fun-filled evening was highlighted by a performance by Cloud 9, of the University of California at Santa Cruz and a lovely reception afterwards by Jeffrey's Grill and Catering. This Showcase was the result of the Youth In Harmony program spearheaded by Kristen Thompson in 2009.  Since then, her quartet; Vocal Point, and the men’s quartet, the Cannery Rogues, have sung for almost every school in the county. A portion of the proceeds from the Showcase benefited the schools who participated by singing including: Buena Vista Middle School and Pacific Grove High School. Each participating school earned funding for their vocal music programs.  The Monterey Bay Belles wish to acknowledge and thank the Arts Council for Monterey County for making the A Cappella Showcase possible.