MEET THE TEAM
Co Musical Director
Our Co Musical Director, Tracey Bailey has been passionate about singing for as long
as she can remember. Laying the foundations of her career in Barbershop at
the tender age of 17, she has performed all of her life, coming together with a
number of other talented women to make music. She tells us her proudest
moment was when she won Gold competing with the members of her quartet in
Sweet Adeline’s International; they went on to represent the UK in America.
Over a period of 30 years, as a member of Champagne Chorus, she progressed
from singer to Director. With a strong desire to embrace more contemporary
music, in 2015, Tracey founded Acapella Sound, where she offers an eclectic mix
of Accapella and modern Barbershop songs, embracing techniques such a beat
boxing to enhance our musical performance.
Our Second Musical Director, Sarah Netherton recently won Gold competing in her quartet Fortuity.
Co Musical Director
Our steering group leader, Debbie Wakefield, is responsible for the wellbeing of
the group and assists Tracey with the day to day organisation. At Acapella
Sound, it is important to us that our singers feel they have a voice as we develop
and grow our chorus and that we offer a genuinely collaborative experience.
Sharing laughter, learning together and supporting each other without exception,
is the secret to maintaining our happy and upbeat chorus.
Hazel Manatle is our Chorus Secretary, responsible for all non-financial
administration tasks, for distributing important Chorus information and the
keeper of our records. She provides order and clear communication which is
essential to help us thrive.
Liz Blues is our financial administrator; she ensures all of our subs are collected
and safely banked, that our bills are paid and our financial records professionally
maintained. Jamie collects all funds raised by our amazing team and maintains a
savings account for those who want to put some funds aside regularly to cover
competition event expenses .
Liz Rutherford fastidiously collects and collates the personal details of all our
members and creates and updates the communications list which enables us to
contact each other when we need to. She also assists Debbie in welcoming
newcomers and making them feel right at home.
Amy Gow is our costume designer and keeper, and she is an accomplished seamstress
to boot. Amy has a gift for making us look good at very little expense; we come
in all shapes and sizes and we are very grateful for her tireless efforts to turn us
Char Netherton is the person we count on to harness the energies of the group in
order to raise fund for the chorus. The second part of her mission, is to find
willing sponsors who will love what we do and are willing to support our cause by
helping us fund the equipment and costumes we need to present ourselves as a
professionally turned out chorus. She is doing a grand job.
Rachel Moffat is our resident creative and technological assistant.