Unprecedented Quartet Contest Expected in Sandusky

With less than a week to go, the excitement surrounding the 2019 Harmony, Incorporated International Convention & Contests is palpable. The contests kick off on Thursday morning with 33 qualifying quartets expected to take the stage at Kalahari Resorts and Convention Center in Sandusky, Ohio.

Tune in at 11 am EST to see last year's Harmony Queens, Aged to Perfection, start the semi-final round with a mic-testing set. The contest will then immediately get underway with women from across the United States and Canada vying for their own chance at a crown. The qualifiers are not only part of the largest group of International finalists, but also come in with some very high qualifying scores. Making the top ten for the finals isn't a given for any quartet, and we expect a close competition.

Of the highest ranking quartets coming to Ohio, several are competing together for the first time. New Q, Fierce Quartet, Swing Theory, and Vivace will all be at International for the first time, and although there are several queens in the mix, it will be interesting to see how well the new formations perform together. Also taking on a challenge, Rogue will be taking the international stage with a new member and a new formation since qualifying in at the Area 3 contest in May.

Take 4, who also recently competed in the Sweet Adelines International contest will be returning as last year's runners-up, as well as coming in with the highest overall qualifying score of 79.1. Also new to the mix this year is Hot Pursuit, who also competes with Sweet Adelines. Hot Pursuit is a fierce competitor, having won the 2018 Sweet Adelines Rising Star contest.

With 33 incredible quartets, there won't be a single dull moment on stage on Thursday. Be sure to tune in right here on FloVoice for the quartet semi-finals and stick with through the weekend to see the chorus and quartet finals on Friday and Saturday!

2020 #BHSJAX Recap

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After an exciting convention, new champions were named and BHS looks ahead to the International Convention in LA this July.

Hearsay Named Senior Quartet Champions

After an exciting day of contest, the Barbershop Harmony Society named Hearsay the 2020 International Senior Quartet Champions. 

A Joyful Noise at #BHSJAX

From Disney, to The Beatles, to barbershop classics, the youngest and oldest talent of the Barbershop Harmony Society shared the stage at the Florida Theatre in a marathon of chorus performances today at the BHS Midwinter Convention in Jacksonville.

Historic Day 1 at #BHSJAX

Day One at the Barbershop Harmony Society Midwinter Convention in Jacksonville started off the weekend strong with education, the Keynote Address, the 2nd ever NextGen Junior Quartet Contest, and a Champion-packed Opening Night Showcase.

The Future of Barbershop Shines at #BHSJAX

The teens of BHS took the stage as the NextGen Junior Quartet Contest enters its second year.

Debbie Cleveland Delivers Keynote About "The Families We Choose"

Ahead of the first contest at BHS Midwinter Convention in Jacksonville, Debbie Cleveland delivered the Keynote.

Chords Will Ring in Jacksonville

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Pre-convention activities are underway in Jacksonville ahead of a sold out Midwinter Convention for the Barbershop Harmony Society.

2019: A Year in Review

2019 was full of aca-happenings. Here are some of the notable moments in the last year of vocal music.

Hot Pursuit Crowned 2019 Harmony Queens

It was a strong afternoon of singing at the Harmony, Inc. Quartet Finals, where Hot Pursuit was named the 2019 Harmony Queens. Scoring an 81.5%, Hot Pursuit now joins the welcome company of the Association of Harmony Queens.

Record Breaking Chorus Contest at Harmony, Inc.

With a score of 83.7% (1507) A Cappella Showcase took home their third gold medal at the 2019 Harmony, Inc. IC&C with the second highest chorus score ever. As expected, the chorus contest was exciting and hotly contested with runners-up Northern Blend finishing just 7 points behind A Cappella Showcase with an 83.3% (1500). It was the first time Harmony, Inc. saw not one, but two scores above an 83% in the same contest.