Our Community - Our members come from all walks of life and are active in other organizations as well, including churches and charitable organizations. We are called upon to support these groups with fundraisers and concerts. In addition Pops has begun to offer music workshops for schools and colleges when in conjunction with a performance.
A Cappella Pops was founded in 2000 by Jan Muck, Director Emeritus, and Tom Halley. Under Jan's Leadership, the group has developed a unique sound and a performance package designed to create high-energy excitement in our audiences.
In the early years, Pops was able to recruit some of the finest singers and stage personalities in the area, and the group quickly gained a reputation for its fast-paced style and energetic performances.
In addition to regular local performances, Pops has sung at Carnegie Hall in New York, in Montreal and Detroit, and in 2009 completed a four-city concert tour of New Zealand. More recently, Pops has gained a reputation for its flash mob appearances at weddings and fundraising events,
In 2012, upon Jan's retirement, Pops conducted an extensive search for a new Musical Director and retained Pasquale (Pat) Montenegro to take over the position. Pat is a busy conductor, music director, and pianist in the Delaware Valley, as well as a lecturer, conductor, vocal coach and accompanist for the Schools of Music and Musical Theater at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
Independence Hall - Philadelphia
You can see photos and videos of some of these events on our In Performance page.
A Cappella Pops is a high-energy mixed-voice a cappella group of 30+ singers who sing a variety of a cappella music from jazz to gospel, show tunes to contemporary songs. Performing in intricate four-to-eight-part harmonies, in an exciting and fast-paced style, Pops combines great singing with carefully-woven dialogue and movement to create a seamless experience that keeps audiences eager for more. Based in the Delaware Valley and Founded in 2000, Pops performs under the direction of Pat Montenegro.
Our Members - All Pops members are experienced singers and musicians. Each must audition to enter the group, then re-audition annually to ensure the quality and integrity of the Pops sound. Many of our members sing in other groups as well, including choruses, quartets, and bands.