Sharon has been dubbed 'the father of a cappella'

Shire visit: Deke Sharon  is well known in the a cappella world for his involvement in the Pitch Perfect movies.

Shire visit: Deke Sharon is well known in the a cappella world for his involvement in the Pitch Perfect movies.

Deke Sharon has been dubbed “the father of a cappella”.

The American is well known in the a cappella world for his involvement in the Pitch Perfect movies as arranger, on-site musical director and vocal producer, working with the all-star cast, including Anna Kendrick and Australia’s Rebel Wilson. 

Sharon, who also produces The Sing-Off (USA, Netherlands, China and South Africa) is in Australia representing the men’s BHA (Barbershop Harmony Australia).

Endeavour Harmony Chorus has been fortunate to secure a session with Sharon to exclusively coach singers from the shire. 

The chorus is extending an open invitation to the coaching session to interested music educators, singers, choir directors and others who are keen to learn from one of the best educators of a cappella. 

There will be a $10 entry fee to those wishing to come along to watch the session to offset the costs. 

The coaching session with Sharon will be held on Tuesday, September 26 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm at the rehearsal venue, Jannali Uniting Church, Box Road. 

Last month Endeavour Harmony Chorus won the Jury Vote for Any Age Choirs at the Australian Choral Grand Prix at Sydney Grammar School and collected the $2,500 prize which it will put  towards attending future choral events.

  • Anyone wanting to attend the event should visit the chorus’s Facebook page endeavourharmony for further details.