A New Kind Of Choir?

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The Dutch Organic Choir was awarded "Most Innovative Performance" at the 2017 Aarhus Vocal Festival in Aarhus, Denmark, earlier this month. The group was founded by Merel Martens and Peder Karlsson (Real Group) three years ago and bases its structure on the "Organic Choir" concept, which calls on DOC's 11 members to make "style-free acapella music with rotating leadership."

We sing only original compositions and improvised songs. In our concerts, we like to let the audience participate to immerse them in the full organic musical experience.

"Rhythm of My Heartbeat" by Lisa Ké


The concept was developed at the Real Group Academy by Karlsson and spawned a thesis from Martens.

"Fly" by Merel Martens


To go deeper, check out some of Karlsson's theories, papers, or presentations.  

"Lascia Ch'io Pianga"


"It's essential that the group functions in a supportive way, being respectful and open to each other; we also want to sing, not have endless discussions during rehearsals!" the Dutch Organic Choir states on its site.

"We've set up a few instruments to facilitate this. One of the nicest ones is that of the 'bollplank.' That's a Swedish concept that roughly translates to buddy. If you feel you want to do something with the group but need someone to help you, you ask them as your bollplank."

"Very Organic" Led by Mathieu Vulto



"Happy Driver" Improvisation



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BHS Midwinter Convention: Saturday Night Lineup

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Saturday Night’s show is the closing of the big stage and the last event of Midwinter (besides the President’s Reception and Afterglows, of course).

BHS Midwinter Convention: Thursday Night Lineup

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Beyond such staples as the International Seniors Quartet contest and Youth Chorus Festival, the Barbershop Harmony Society's Midwinter Convention is also bringing a cultivated showcase of excellence to Costa Mesa, CA, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night.

5 Youth Choruses Not To Miss At BHS Midwinter

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The Youth Chorus Festival is a staple of The Barbershop Harmony Society's Midwinter Convention, and you do not want to miss this year's edition on Jan. 19 in Costa Mesa, CA! 

2018 A Cappella Video Awards: Our Favorite Genre Nominees

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The A Cappella Video Awards are currently in their second year and feature 114 nominees across 23 awards in three categories: special awards nominations, group type nominations, and genre nominations.

Top 5 Seniors Quartets Going Into 2018 BHS Midwinter

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The Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS) Midwinter Convention is fast approaching and with it comes one of the most anticipated events of the year: the BHS Seniors Quartet Contest.

FloVoice & Barbershop Harmony Society's Multi-Year Partnership

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AUSTIN, Texas — FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, today announced a multi-year partnership with Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS) to live stream two national barbershop events, the BHS Midwinter Convention and BHS International Convention. As the official live-stream partner for BHS, both events will exclusively air on FloVoice.com. 

2018 A Cappella Video Awards: Our Favorite Special Awards Nominees

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The A Cappella Video Awards are currently in their second year and feature 114 nominees across 23 awards in three categories: special awards nominations, group type nominations, and group nominations.

Meet The 2017 FloVoice Breakout Star Nominees

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When putting together our inaugural award for 2017's Breakout Star, the staff at FloVoice first thought to do a “Rookie of the Year” award. After all, we are part of a sports company, so it seemed fitting! 

The FloSports Mobile App Just Got Way Better

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New iOS app provides sports fans convenient way to get live and on-demand contentacross 20+ sports while on the go

2018 A Cappella Video Awards: Our Favorite Group Type Nominees

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The A Cappella Video Awards are currently in their second year and feature 114 nominees across 23 awards in three categories: special awards nominations, group type nominations, and group nominations.