Harmony, Inc. Names Top Ten Quartets

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.

The finalists, in order of appearance are:

1. Something Good (Area 6)

This relatively young quartet is no stranger to the international stage, earning 11th place in the 2018 contest and serving as mic-testers for the finals. This year, they'll be right in the mix with a top ten finish, moving up the qualifying ranks from 18th.


2. Fierce (Area 4)

Seasoned barbershoppers from four different states dropped quite a hit in the semifinals. Although they are no strangers to barbershop as individual singers, this was their first appearance together in international contest.


3. Take 4 (Area 4)

Last year's runners up brought classic, ringing barbershop to the stage. Coming off a fantastic performance at the recent Sweet Adelines International contest, they were ready from note one. Will this be their year?


4. Swing Theory (Area 5)

Another new quartet to the Harmony, Inc. stage, this group came packed with heavy talent, including their standout bass, Mo Field. Certainly an audience favorite, as they were one of the only quartets to receive a standing ovation.


5. New Q (Area 2)

What do you get with three former queens and the ultimate (now grown) barberbrat? A fantastic new quartet poised to earn at least another medal in this year's contest. This quartet includes two members of the 2016 Queens, Taken For Granite, Renee and Samantha Tramack.


6. Resolution (Area 4)

Another Sweet Adelines crossover quartet took their first HI IC&C stage and earned a spot in the top ten.


7. Vivace (Area 3)

Another group with members that are very familiar with the international stage, Vivace brings three Harmony Queens from across New York state in this new, but strong combination.


8. Hot Pursuit (Area 6)

The 2018 Sweet Adelines Rising Star Champions won over the hearts of the audience immediately with a striking performance by their lead, Tessa Walker.


9. Lip Service (Area 3)

Lip Service is a perennial contender, finishing third in 2017 and 2018. The quartet also sings with powerhouse chorus, Northern Blend.


10. Balancing Act (Area 5)

With members from Area 1 and 5, this long distance quartet improved on their ranking head in from 13th to qualify for the top ten. This group has been registered with Sweet Adelines for nearly ten years and brings that experience the the Harmony, Inc. finalsfor a second time.

Generations, featuring the contest's youngest competitor, Emily Travis, will start off the contest at the 11th place finishers and finals mic testers. 

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. 

Supporting Barbershop Via Video: An Interview With BHS CMO Holly J. Kellar

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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.

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.

Celebrating 60 Years of Harmony, Inc.

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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AcaOpen Returns to Carnegie Hall

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.

Two Nights, Two Shows, WATCH LIVE from Harmony University

   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.