Soulstice n Chill
come out to see mcgill's finest a cappella group november 29th as we present our annual fall concert! expect an array of pieces through the ages and styles.

Location: Café Campus, 57 Prince-Arthur E., Montreal, Quebec H2X 1B4
Doors: 6:30, Show: 7:30
Tickets: 10$

w/ a very special guest; Mosaica Dance Company
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hit up your favorite soul-fam member for tickets or just email us at soulsticeacappella@gmail.com. More info and RSVP here.



Latest News

Callbacks 2015


Thank you to all of our wonderful and talented auditionees for coming out to sing for us! After a weekend of fantastic auditions, the following people have received a callback:

Harrison Brewer, Rachael Cohen, Olivia Di Poi, Sean Jiang, Davis Kurdyla, Isobel LeBlanc, Antonio Limtong, Isaac Maynes, Carlos Morales, Kim Paquette, Daphne Pitre-Gaspari, Davis Placatka, Emma Rose, Jessica Tjipta, Daryn Tyndale, Alex Wentworth and Aubreylyn Zazyczny.

Soulstice a Cappella presents: THE XV EP


We would like to thank everyone who contributed to the creation of this album for all their hard work on these recordings and hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Suggested donation when you download the album is $4 but feel free to give whatever you can.
Enjoy!

We are so excited to welcome our new members to the soulfam

A warm welcome to our 2014-2015 Soulstice newbies


After meeting so many talented, skilled and amazing people, we had our work cut out for us cutting down our callback list! We are so excited to welcome our new members to the Soulfam: Margo Cunningham, Hillary Simms, David Mun, and Robert Stefaniuk!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2014 CALLBACKS!

Congrats to all who auditioned, we heard so many wonderful singers this weekend!


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About Soulstice A Cappella

Soulstice is a vibrant and eclectic student-organized a cappella ensemble at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. We meet twice a week to share our passion for singing, learning new music and simply rocking out. We arrange, choreograph and perform popular songs and old favorites in a number of styles, including pop, alternative and jazz.

The repertoire changes from year to year and members are always encouraged to arrange new songs. Some of our latest additions include “Pusher Love Girl” by Justin Timberlake, “Georgia on my Mind” by Ray Charles, and “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by Queen. Founded in 2000, Soulstice records new music, competes in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella, goes on tour and performs with other groups from Canada and the US.

We perform in a variety of venues, from hired gigs in fancy halls to charity performances at intimate cafés and everything in between. Known for our dynamic stage presence and contagious energy, we have established ourselves as a unique and refreshing musical presence in the McGill and Montreal communities. Soulstice continues to grow as it is shaped by new members and experiences.


MUSIC & VIDEOS



Members

Major and Faculty: Music,Trombone Performance<br>If you could be any animal, what would it be? Basset Hound<br>What is the best part of being a part of Soulstice? The people and the POTLUCKS!<br>Fun Fact! I placed fifth place in the Hawaii State Spelling Bee when I was 12.

Thomas Burton

Tenor, VP Finance

Major and Faculty: Music, Voice<br>If you could be any animal, what would it be? A manatee,  who wouldn’t want swim around all day and eat?<br>What is the best part of being a part of Soulstice? Getting to de-stress from school work with an awesome group of people singing even more awesome songs.<br>Fun Fact! I once dressed up as israel kamakawiwo’ole for my High School’s Mangeant and sang Somewhere Over the Rainbow. I was robbed of that crown.

Tavo Dam

Tenor, Co-President

Major and Faculty: Double Major Mathematics and Music / Science<br>
				        If you could be any animal, what would it be? A walrus because my friend thought a walrus was a type of squirrel and I feel like if I was an actual walrus It would help to clear up the confusion.<br>What is the best part of being a part of Soulstice? The moments when everyone's sound blends, everyone's movements are in sync, and we become one sound. There's nothing that compares to that.<br>Fun Fact! I decided just to ask people for fun facts about myself and the responses were as follows: can't take a bad photo / 50 shades of lipstick / killed a man in prison once

Margo Cunningham

Soprano

Major and Faculty: Arts, English Literature<br>If you could be any animal, what would it be? a capybara.<br>What is the best part of being a part of Soulstice? being awkward, collectively.<br>Fun Fact! In addition to singing, I do traditional Chinese dancing.

David Dillon Wang

Tenor

Major and Faculty: Arts, English (Cultural Studies)<br>If you could be any animal, what would it be? a blobfish.<br>What is the best part of being a part of Soulstice? getting to see good looking people all the time.<br>Fun Fact! I am excellent at rapping songs from the early nineties. My specialty is “Shoop” by Salt n Pepa. I am the only person who enjoys this.

Justine Eisenberg

Alto

Major and Faculty: Science, Anatomy & Cell Biology and Musical Applications of Technology<br>If you could be any animal, what would it be? stegosaurus.<br>What is the best part of being a part of Soulstice? We don’t just sound amazing, we are a family.<br>Fun Fact! I share a birthday with Frank Sinatra.

Allie Hecht

Soprano, VP Communications

Major and Faculty: Arts, International Development Studies.<br>If you could be any animal, what would it be? Oh, definitely a Flamingo.<br>What is the best part of being a part of Soulstice? Seeing everyone break out that cheesy smile when we make a beautiful sounding harmony; it makes me so happy when other people share the same joy that I do! And also: David’s cheesecake.<br>Fun Fact! I can read palms!

Tasha Kara

Mezzosoprano

Major and Faculty: Music, Music History and Piano<br>If you could be any animal, what would it be?  I would absolutely want to be an otter. They have all the fun.<br>What is the best part of being a part of Soulstice?  The best part of singing in Soulstice is feeling every other thought or stress fall away as we rehearse and perform music we love together. Somehow my brain just switches off and I’m just very present in the moment. It’s an amazing feeling.<br>Fun Fact!  I can’t whistle…

Sadie Menicanin

Alto, Musical Director

Bass

David Mun

Bass

Major and Faculty: Arts, Psychology<br>If you could be any animal, what would it be? Obviously a lemur.<br>What is the best part of being a part of Soulstice? Getting to sing with such talented people, and fulfilling my position of VP resident sass-hole to its greatest extent.<br>Fun Fact! I am an old man trapped inside a 20 year-old’s body. Somebody please help.

Sam Nardi

Bass, VP External

Major and Faculty: Soulstice a Cappella… I mean Arts, Psychology and Music<br>If you could be any animal, what would it be? I would be a puppy. So loved and so cute.<br>What is the best part of being a part of Soulstice? Soulstice is like my second family. I get to make music with incredibly talented musicians while making lasting friendships. These are the greatest people ever.<br>Fun Fact! I lived in California for a year.

Allison Numerow

Soprano, VP Internal

Major and Faculty: Arts, Italian<br>If you could be any animal, what would it be? Chinchilla! Two words: Dust baths. YouTube it.<br>What is the best part of being a part of Soulstice?  Being around the most hilarious, awkward, lovable people I know.<br>Fun Fact! I’m a DDR pro.

Thoko Phiri

Alto

Year, Major and Faculty: Arts, History<br>If you could be any animal, what would it be? Those bugs that look like a leaf<br>What is the best part of being a part of Soulstice?  The best part of being in soulstice is knowing 16 people will have your back if you get in a fight.<br>Fun Fact! Somewhere on the internet 11 year old me’s voice is the voice of the American Girl Doll Samantha.

Jami Price

Soprano, Co-President

Major and Faculty: Science, Psychology<br>If you could be any animal, what would it be? Cats. They do what they want.<br>What is the best part of being a part of Soulstice?  Having the opportunity to do something musical again and be part of a group!<br>Fun Fact!  At one point in my life, I was really good at math. HOW FUNNY.

Aanya Sagheer

Alto

Major and Faculty: Music, Jazz Voice.<br>If you could be any animal, what would it be? a kitten.<br>What is the best part of being a part of Soulstice? The best part of singing with Soulstice A Cappella is being in a group of people who are not only incredibly talented but are also the most accepting, loving and hilarious people I have ever met. Rehearsal is like one big love hug with our voices and sometimes there are actual hugs which is also great.<br>Fun Fact! In grade 2 I thought I was a wizard and wore a cape to school for a week.

Elena Samuel

Alto

Alto

Hillary Simms

Alto

Major and Faculty: Music, Voice Performance<br>If you could be any animal, what would it be? A lion cub. Sometimes I roar at butterflies. I don’t scare them.<br>What is the best part of being a part of Soulstice? The secret rite granting all members access to the complete mastery of comedy. Also punzzzzz.<br>Fun Fact! Everybody at my summer camp thinks I beat up a bear. This is, of course, ridiculous. We drank tea and discussed the racism depicted in the Animal Planet documentary “Brother Bear”.

Jonah Spungin

Bass

Baritone

Robert Stefaniuk

Baritone

Tenor

Henk Williams

Tenor

FAQ

What’s the difference between the many a cappella groups on campus?

We get this question a lot. The short answer is that we are four different groups that were founded by different people under different circumstances. The long answer might come down to a difference in musical genre. We (Soulstice) perform a wide range of music, with basically everything from the 60’s onward considered fair game for singing (and maybe even some earlier music too…). We pride ourselves on the fact that every piece in our repertoire is arranged by a Soulstice member. The only limits to what we sing are our musical imaginations!

How do I join?

We hold auditions every September. If you are interested in auditioning, please check the website for signup information.

What kind of experience do I need to join?

Auditions last approximately 8 minutes. We will ask you to sing one minute of a song that you think best shows off your vocal colour and range. We will give you a line or two of music to sight-read and we will check your range by having you sing scales.

We will invite a number of singers to callbacks, which take place the week following auditions. At callbacks, you will learn some of our music and have a chance to show how well you can blend with others.

The purpose of the auditions is for us to get to know you and your voice better and for you to ask us any questions you may have about the group. We want you audition to be as stress-free as possible and, most importantly, we want you to enjoy singing for us!

What is the time commitment like if I join?

We rehearse twice a week, for two hours each rehearsal. Generally, we have one rehearsal on a weekday and one on the weekend, but our exact rehearsal times depend on the availabilities of the group members. We perform one to two times each month, often as part of a larger event on or off campus. We also host our own concert at the end of each term.

Where can I hear Soulstice perform?

We perform throughout the year at venues on and off campus. For the latest Soulstice news, check our website, twitter or facebook page.

How can I book Soulstice for my event?

All booking requests should be made by emailing soulsticeacappella@gmail.com.

Contact Us

soulsticeacappella@gmail.com