Hot Chorus Contest Coming at #HI2019Sandusky

This Friday will be a clash of the titans in Sandusky, OH as the choruses of Harmony, Inc. take the stage.

Last year's winners, New England Voices in Harmony, have to sit this one out, but there is still a long list of powerhouse choruses vying for the 2019 title.

Previous champions, Northern Blend, Village Vocal Chords, and A Cappella Showcase will all perform what are expected to be stellar sets. Northern Blend last won in 2017, under the direction of Katie Taylor and Jordan Travis led A Cappella Showcase to the top in 2016. A Cappella Showcase previously won with director Judy Comeau in 2008 and 2012.

A Cappella Showcase heads into the contest with the highest overall qualifying score of 80.2%. Northern Blend qulaified with 79.2%.

The Village Vocal Chords are essentially a Harmony, Inc. dynasty with a record 20 international wins under Jeanne O'Connor since 1976. O'Connor has announced her retirement and Sandusky will be her final appearance as director. They enter the contest ranked 5th, with a qualifying score of 76.4%.

Sounds of the Seacoast, Atlanta Harmony Celebration, the ScotianAires,  the Liberty Belles, Bella Nova round out the top ten qualifiers headed into Friday's final.

In addition to all of the qualifiers, the winner of Thursday night's Silver Division will also earn a spot in the main chorus contest.

However, in true Harmony style, excellent performances are likely from all 25 qualifiers and will justly rewarded by an enthusiastic audience and top-notch judges.

What does it take to win? Here's a song performed at IC&C 2018 from last year's champions, New England Voices in Harmony:

The contest kicks off Friday at 10 am EST - only on FloVoice!

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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. 

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The stage lit up all day Thursday in Sandusky with 31 international qualifiers in the Harmony, Inc. quartet semifinals. After seeing a parade of heavy hitters, big personalities, and lots of ringing chords, the coveted top ten were announced. These 10 quartets, plus a mic tester, will take the stage on Saturday at 12:30 pm EST for the quartet finals.

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In 1957, a significant shift of needs and ideals in the women's barbershop community led to the creation of second organization. After a struggle of meetings and debate, the Melody Belles of Rhode Island were the first chorus to officially split from Sweet Adelines, followed closely by four more choruses to pursue a different direction. These 150 women propelled the creation of what became Harmony, Incorporated.

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On October 5, top groups from around the world will head to New York City to take the stage at Carnegie Hall for the third annual International Championship for A Cappella Open, better known as the AcaOpen. The Varsity Vocals contest for all ages will welcome back the 2019 ICCA Champions, the N'Harmonics, and the 2019 ICHSA Champions, InTONEnation to compete against the Open Regional winners.

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   Harmony University is well underway in Nashville, TN. Students of ALL ages are actively learning and performing for the best of the best. Honing their skills in singing, performing and leadership. This week brings together barbershop singers, music educators, music students, arrangers, doctors, lawyers and MANY more from all over the world for a once in a lifetime experience. At the end of the week two amazing shows feature performances ONLY to be found at Harmony University.