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Acapella Music Groups

Updated on September 28, 2016

Acapella Singers

Gotta Song in My Heart
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Magic of Music

The word A Capella is defined as singing without instrumental accompaniments.

Sometimes an A Capella music group will imitate instruments with their voices, hands, bodies or mouths.

I love music. If you have read many of my hubs, you will know that I illustrate through Music video's because the expression of music takes the words to another level as it sinks into ones soul as nothing else can.

Though there are many forms of music, my favorite style and expression of music is the beauty of A Capella Singing.

The melding of voices into impeccably arranged vocals with layered harmonies in the form called A Capella touches the heart. A Capela music reaches my emotions and expresses my heart.

A gifted A Capella vocalist knows how to pull, meld and blend his voice with his group to create amazing music and unique sounds. A capella paints pictures and delights hearts. When this blend occurs, if I close my eyes, I feel I am being taken out of the natural realm to a place where the Magic of Music meets my soul.

As you listen to these brilliant vocalists allow yourself to feel the emotions rise within. Listen attentively to the blending of voices. As you relax and allow the sounds to flow ... You will be blessed by pure, authentic and heavenly melodies.

Personally the magnificence of opulent A capella voices coming together in perfect harmony, thrills me to the toes. I have experienced emotions so deep that I have wept in the process of allowing moving, brilliant harmony to sink deep inside of me.

Only the most gifted musicians should ever attempt to sing A cappella. When one sings without accompaniment there is nothing to cover a miss. One teenie weenie miss and the spell is broken .... the whole song ruined.

I would like to introduce you to some of my favorite A cappella groups in this article. Below you will find videos with descriptions for each group.

This hub was written to store these A capella groups and their giftedness in one place. I invite you now to sit back, relax and let the sound of music take you to beautiful and celestial places to be freed from the stresses of everyday life.

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Celtic Woman

If you have never heard these woman sing ... get ready to hear the most ethereal, angelic voices imaginable. The voices of each of these woman is innocent, feminine, pure and holy-like. Each young woman utilizes her own unique gift to blend in acappella with the others. They sing to bless and move their audience .. and it works!

When the Celtic Woman blend their gifted voices together I feel transported to the Glories of Heaven. I hope you too will experience this amazing emotional connection as you listen to the songs of the Celtic Woman.

Over the years, some of the group's members have changed; in 2009, the group consisted of Chloe Agnew, Lynn Hilary, Lisa Kelly, Alex Sharpe and fiddler Mairead Nesbitt.

Albums by Celtic Woman have sold over 50 million records worldwide,making it one of the most successful musical acts in the world.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Celtic Woman

Danny Boy by Celtic Woman

Sam Thomas Longford Robson

Talk about the perfect A capella blend - listen to Sam Thomas Longford Robson singing 9 parts in his own voice.

If this powerful and magnificent version of "I Need Thee Every Hour' doesn't knock your socks off, I don't know if anything will!

I Need Thee O I Need Thee

Celtic Thunder

"Celtic Thunder is an Irish singing group and stage show which is frequently featured in concert specials on PBS.

Celtic Thunder is known for its eclectic, theatrical style show. The group is backed by the Celtic Thunder Band on their concert tours, and their live shows are known for the use of dramatic set pieces (often invoking symbols of ancient Celtic mythology), visual effects, and highly choreographed staging.

Since the original group's formation in 2007, Celtic Thunder has released eleven albums: Celtic Thunder, Act Two, Take Me Home, It's Entertainment, Christmas,Heritage, Storm, Voyage, Voyage II, Mythology, andChristmas Voices, as well as ten live performances onDVD entitled Celtic Thunder: The Show, Take Me Home,It's Entertainment!, Christmas, Heritage, Storm, Voyage,Voyage II, Mythology, and their newest, Live & Unplugged."

Celtic Thunder - Amazing Grace

That's Christmas To Me by Pentatonix

Christmas with Pentatonix

Mary Did You Know is an extremely moving song pondering what it might have felt like to be the Mother of the Son of God. It is also one of my very favorite Christmas Songs.

The Pentatonix are Vocal sensations and also the winners of season 3 of NBC’s The Sing-Off. This talented group of young acapella singers are taking instrument-free music far beyond anyone’s wildest expectations. They are named after the world’s most widely recognized five-note music scale, this quintet has transformed one of pop music’s purest and most soulful ...

Pentatonix is comprised of lead vocalists Scott Hoying (22), Kirstie Maldonado (21) and Mitch Grassi (21), vocal bass Avi Kaplan (24) and beatboxer Kevin “K.O.” Olusola (25)

Thi Pentatonix sound moves me to the depth and touches me soul. I pray it moves you too. ENJOY and remember who it is that LOVES you and sacrificed ALL to give you life.

Mary Did You Know by Pentatonix

Sisters - Living Room Series

These beautiful sisters sing in glorious harmony - acapella angelic voices. This is the stuff goosebumps are made of.

Notice the worship and heartfelt performance.

Ah - It is well with my Soul!

Sisters: It is Well with my Soul

Local Vocal

Get ready to be blown away by this amazing group of vocalists from ALL around the world.

They not only have the most gorgeous melodically melded voices but they are very entertaining as well.

No instruments, just a capella - Danish acapella vocal group - specialising in nordic vocal sound tradition.


Local Vocal - Raindrops (Drip Drop)

The Voices of Lee - All Rise

The Voices of Lee is a 16 member a cappella ensemble from Lee University in Cleveland, TN. I learned about this group today from a friend on facebook.

Talk about goosebumps, tears and chills - these gifted performers ability to communicate tenderness, reverence, praise and purity is astounding. I stand in awe of these dear singers and the message they speak through music.


Voices Of Lee


The Swingle Singers

My granddaughter introduced me to a new group of A Capella singers tonight.

I haven't done my research about them but they are way too good to wait til I get it.

So, sit back and get ready to be taken away and blown away by these gifted young people.

Swingle Singers - Poor Wayfaring Stranger

Swingler Singers - The Beatles "Blackbird/I Will"

Wayburn Dean


Wayburn Dean from the original Acapella Group


In the late 1980s an all men's Christian singing group, called Acappella, became very popular. Their ability to combine several styles of music together in the same song was a fresh approach to the Christian Music Community.

When my kids were teens and a song by Acappella came on the radio .. we'd all break into dancing while singing full throttle.

These men are gifted! Their voices have shifting shades, colors and depth as they merge together to create magic. The men of Acappella create a sound that sends goosebumps running through me.

Acappella has a richness, rhythm and style unique to the music world. I hope you will enjoy the radiance and beauty of their music as much as my family does. Sit back .. relax and get ready for the ride by some of the best Acappella singers in the world!

SIDENOTE: To my utter JOY, one of the vocalists in the Acappella group, Wayburn Dean, married a friend of mine from years gone by. Here is what Wayburn has to say about my beautiful friend, “Janae is great at putting life’s experiences into lyrics and I’m pretty good at finding the melody, so we compliment each other. Where ever I travel, I take her with me because she can minister to people – especially to women – that maybe I can’t do. She plays a critical role in my life and in this ministry.”

Wayburn and Janae formed a non-profit organization called Afterword Music. They have donated thousands of cd's to missionaries and churches in Vietnam, India, Jamaica, Brazil, New Zealand, and other countries. Wayburn sees this as a chance to offer hope to those who may have never heard the Gospel.

The first video is Wayburn himself singing a solo. Although it is not Acapella it reveals the gift of music God put in his heart and displays his wife's propensity for lyric. Enjoy!

Wayburn Dean

I Have A Friend - in the 1980s - Wayburn Dean far Left



Impeccably arranged vocals; layered harmonies; instrumental and vocal versatility, and strong ties to the local church-- these are the hallmarks of GLAD.

The band made its first two records for Myrrh/Word between 1978 and 1980. On their second outing, Beyond a Star, the group began to dabble with an a cappella sound ("The Reason").

Recently, the group released A Cappella Worship- Volume II inspired primarily by the writings of John Piper and the worship music of Sovereign Grace Ministries (formerly PDI).

Glad's most recent efforts are Voices of Christmas (released September 26, 2000), an eclectic and engaging offering of well known carols and original songs, and Pure and Holy Passion, the group's first band offering in six years.

Glad continues to tour at the rate of about fifty concerts per year. The group's concert ministry has two primary thrusts: 1) to effectively communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ while emphasizing themes such as God's sovereignty and delighting in God, and; 2) sharing with audiences about the child development work of Compassion International.

You Put This Love in My Heart By Glad

Music Lovers Unite

I know there are many people who have read and listened to these amazing video's; Many who have been moved to a place of peace, praise and delight.

I hope that through these presentations that Music Lovers Unite on this page and share how music moves and motivates you!

May you always be blessed by the sound of Music!

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    • Mekenzie profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Ream 

      9 years ago from Michigan

      Dusty, I am so glad you enjoyed the music and that you observe fasting as well.. The Lord is good, is He not? Bless YOU friend

    • 50 Caliber profile image

      50 Caliber 

      9 years ago from Arizona

      Mekenzie, A beautiful hub with music to listen to when fasting and turning ones spiritual being unto Jesus for him to present you unto the father.Thank you, Dusty

    • Mekenzie profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Ream 

      9 years ago from Michigan

      dear heart, isn't it sooooo beautiful. It's a joy to have your heart touched by such gifted musicians. I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Blessings

    • heart4theword profile image


      9 years ago from hub

      Beautiful! Some people are just so gifted with, with music overflowing:) Great Hub!

    • Mekenzie profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Ream 

      9 years ago from Michigan

      Oh Ann - it must have been glorious .. when everyone was in harmony that is ... otherwise it could have been toe curling .. lol Thanks for stopping by for a listen and a read. Blessings!

    • Ann Nonymous profile image

      Ann Nonymous 

      9 years ago from Virginia

      I went to a church for eight years that sung only acapella! If everyone participated right it sounded beautiful! great hub Mekenzie....And I love the celtic women!

    • Mekenzie profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Ream 

      9 years ago from Michigan

      Pamela, somehow I thought you'd enjoy Celtic Woman. Thanks for stopping by for a listen. Blessings

    • Mekenzie profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Ream 

      9 years ago from Michigan

      GW, the R-Hotel is FILLED with sick family members ... including me ... just praying I can fight through it w/o meds. So far the baby has bronchial pnuemonia and his moma Christy has bronchitis.. so they are both on meds... I can just hear you singing Celtic .. you'd have your own beautiful version ... I actually love raspy voices singing! Try singing Acappela .. you could fit right in with them. Love YOU!

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      9 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Mekensie, I love that music. I listen to the Celtic Woman frequently. Very nice hub.

    • Ghost Whisper 77 profile image

      The IGNITER vs Corrupted Governments 

      9 years ago from The U.S. Government protects Nazi War Criminals

      La-la-la-la-laaaaaaaaaaaaa..I am tring to sing Celtic and it aint working with my raspy voice! How's the "R-Hotel" doing? Thinking bout cha! ((((HUG)))))

    • Mekenzie profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Ream 

      9 years ago from Michigan

      Tammy, how sweet .. you and your hubby fell in love over a common love of a capella! So we have something very much in common .. a passion for a capella music. Isn't it awesome!

      MickyDee, so nice of you to whizz by and stop for a listen...

      loria, I'm glad you enjoy a capella music ... even though you can't carry a tune in a bucket .. you can really appreciate and enjoy other peoples bucket full of tunes... :0)

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      9 years ago

      I really enjoy a capella performances. Me, I can't carry a tune in a bucket, as the saying goes, but would love to be able to sing.

    • Micky Dee profile image

      Micky Dee 

      9 years ago

      Very nice music. Thank you for a great hub!

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      Tammy Lochmann 

      9 years ago

      My husband and I fell in love over a passion for a capella music. Thank you for this hub I really enjoyed the music.

    • Mekenzie profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Ream 

      9 years ago from Michigan

      Dearest GW, I knew you'd understand the whelling up in worship when you are exposed to such beautiful voices. Acapella is different than celtic woman but they touch me just as deeply. Thanks for visiting me by way of the hubs .. wouldn't want you to catch the flu .. hope you are better ... I am achy ... YUK! Love Ya!

    • Ghost Whisper 77 profile image

      The IGNITER vs Corrupted Governments 

      9 years ago from The U.S. Government protects Nazi War Criminals

      I am a big fan of Celtic Woman. They are like angels to me..aren't they? I do understand when you say that you weep just from their heavenly voices bringing you way up in prayer and praise. So beautiful! (Ave Maria is one of my favorite songs-love when Pavarotti sings it but oh my goodness-when Celtic Woman sing it--it is just as beautiful but in a different way...if that makes sense!)

      Excellent hub!!!!! :)

    • Mekenzie profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Ream 

      9 years ago from Michigan

      Hey Pop, thanks for stopping by ... I am glad to know that this music moves you too. I love IT!

    • breakfastpop profile image


      9 years ago

      What a wonderful hub and the music and magnificent voices are moving.

    • Mekenzie profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Ream 

      9 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks Putz, I am so honored you stopped by for a listen. Blessings

      coffeesnob, what are the chances? That is way cool! Thanks for stopping by. Blessings

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      9 years ago

      Great hub,

      my husband is a fan if Celtic Woman and I of Acapella. You have mentioned two familiar artist for me.

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      Putz Ballard 

      9 years ago

      Now that is some beautiful fiddle playing,Thanks for sharing! the singing is wonderful too. So much feeling, thumbs up!


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