The members of A Cappella PRAISE come from a variety of denominations within the Christian Church. However, we are all united in the desire to serve God through music. We want listeners to feel God's presence, His love and His joy as we do.
Any committed Christian who would like to sing with A Cappella PRAISE requires the following: committed to serving God, an ability to read music and be prepared to travel both within WA and abroad. Uniforms and music are provided and a weekly rehearsal is required.
Below is a brief description of our current members.
Barry is the founder and Music Director of A Cappella Praise. He developed a strong classical music background after his conversion to Christ in the Salvation Army in 1949. He has conducted orchestras, sung bass in opera, on TV and in many parts of South-East Asia. In 1988 with little experience in acappella singing, Barry formed this Christian acappella group, as part of his service to God.
She has returned to A'Cappella following a number of years hiatus, during which time she become a devoted wife and mother. Music and singing have always been an important part of Kylie's life in one way or another. Kylie was a member of A'Cappella Praise when the group went to Malaysia in 1998. She attends Mt Pleasant Baptist Church. - Joined 2015 -
Bronwen can not remember a time when she didn't love to sing. She is a wife, mother ans school chaplain, and attends East Fremantle Baptist Church. She joined Accapella in 2014.
Rhianah grew up in Papua New Guinea while her parents were doing mission work. She is studying towards becoming a school chaplain so that she is able to be an encouragement and a positive example to the children, their parents, and school staff. She finds joy in children and joy in music alike. She loves to listening to any music that hasn't been altered or generated by a computer. It's a big reason why she enjoys singing in A Cappella Praise along with getting to spend time with the other choir members. She joined in January 2017.
She loves Jesus and desires to serve Him. Singing has been one of her passion. Over the past 25 years, she has been involved in various music ministries including being a soloist, pianist and member/leader of a number of singing groups. Currently, she is a children's leader for the School Program at Bible Study Fellowship International. Joined 2016
Lynda joined A Cappella Praise in 2003. Born in England she moved to Perth with her parents in 1967. She says: "After becoming a Christian in 1972, my husband David and I began a journey of singing for the Lord which has culminated in our involvement with A Cappella Praise." Lynda worships with Dave at Riverview Church.
Lisa has been with the group since 2002. Growing up with music she has continued to make it a part of her life and enjoys exercising her skills with A Cappella Praise. She also enjoys worshiping God through song with the group. Married with two children she enjoys spending time with her family, playing classical guitar and travelling. She attends the Carmel Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
Martha is married to Barry Goddard. She grew up in Indonesia and later settled in Western Australia. She has great capabilities in office administration, computing, cooking, gardening. She found her way into the choir on singing ability and now is learning the piano. Joined in 2009 and attends Riverview church.
Margaret is a happily married mother of five. Margaret has recently completed training as an enrolled nurse, working primarily in the aged care industry. She is a member of Nollamara Church of Christ. Joined Acappella in 2012.
2nd Alto Evelyn was born in Ireland but emigrated to Australia in 1988 with her husband and 4 sons. She loves singing in harmony especially gospel music as she believes in the saying “ He who sings well prays twice” She attends the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Scarborough.Joined Acappella in 2014
Rhesa grew up in Papua New Guinea where she sang with her sisters, was a part of the school choir and band playing clarinet. As an adult she spent 15 years in PNG with her husband and 4 children working in a mission school where she was again part of a choir, a ladies trio and worship teams. Singing praise songs has always been an excellent reminder of how great God is no matter what life threw at her. She is so thankful to be a part of a group of people whose aim it is to glorify our Almighty God! To God be the Glory!
Music has always been a big part of Jane's Life, whether it be singing in small or large groups, accompanying instrumentalist or choirs, playing piano in church or teaching piano to students of all ages.
In her spare time she is a wife and mother, follow NBL Basketball and enjoy watching movies. She does attend Kingsley Church of Christ. Jane is the groups pianist. Joined 2015
David has been singing with A Cappella Praise for 24 years and is also the choir's treasurer. Originally from Belfast, he certainly enjoys his humour! He has been married to Lyn for 45 years. He loves his four grandchildren, fishing, watching AFL and eating out with friends. Joined in 1992 and attends Riverview Church.
Graham came into A Cappella Praise early in 2007. He is married to Sue, has two boys Jono and Pete and attends Como Baptist Church. For Graham, singing is always a pleasure, a challenge and a great outlet for expressing his faith in God.
Zac spent most of his schooldays singing in choirs and began learning saxophone at St. Stephen's College, Duncraig. He is pursuing a musical career just like his parents. He is a Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Art and is currently a fulltime teacher. He is a member of the Lutheran Church. Zac is also the deputy conductor. Joined in 2008.
Like his older brother Joshua, Callum has enjoyed singing from a young age. He has performed with the Joondalup Choir at the Joondalup Festival, with the Carine Primary School Choir at Crown Theatre and participated in Carine Senior High School’s music tour to Kuala Lumpur. Callum enjoys participating in Squash, AFL (barracks for Fremantle Dockers!) and Theatre Arts. In the future he is looking to continue his Theatre Arts at WAAPA. Callum worships at Craigie Baptist Church where he is a member of the music ministry. Joined in 2015.
Rob is married to Lorraine and they have nine children. He says singing is “good for the soul" and he barracks for the Fremantle Dockers. He’s a maths teacher and also enjoys surfing, and attends Fremantle Baptist Church. Joined 2009.
Joshua joined A Cappella PRAISE in 2014. He has sung in school choirs from a young age including performing a solo at the West Coast Song Festival for Primary Schools in 2010, and participated in music tours with Carine Senior High School to Singapore in 2011 and Kuala Lumpur in 2013. Joshua studied Vocals at Carine Senior High School and is continuing these studies at WAAPA. He is the eldest of 4 children and worships at Craigie Baptist Church where he is a member of the music ministry.
John Was born in Zimbabwe but has lived in Australia since 1989. He is part of the leadership team of a small suburban church, Beckenham Church of Christ. John is a Finance Broker and loves helping people out of tight financial situations. He has a passion for reaching the Muslims of Phillipines for Christ. Life is never easy, but you can treat it as a trial or as an adventurous journey! Joined Acappella Praise in 2013.
Doris has been singing for many years before joining A Cappella Praise in 2003. She has a number of grandchildren and loves to serve the Lord.
She retired in December 2016 after 13 years faithfull service to this group.
Not long after retiring, Doris was dianosed with pancreas cancer and died less than three weeks later, (March 4th.) We acknowledge her life and talent and know she is with our Lord.
THANK YOU DORIS