Hearsay Named Senior Quartet Champions

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

Representing the Johnny Appleseed District, Hearsay is Bob Moorehead, Ken Vanderkolk, Tom Rouse, and Mike Bell. They were last year's 3rd place medalist bettered their previous score by 2.4% moving from a 76.2 to 78.6. 

BABBS representative One Foot in the Stave earned second place with a score of 77.3% while Let's Sing took third with a 76.3%.

Fossil Creak eased up the rankings from fifth place in 2019 to fourth place, scoring a 75.7%. cityScape of Nashville, TN rounded out the medals with a score of 75.5%.

Two special honors announced each year are the oldest overall quartet and oldest overall competitor. This year's oldest quartet is Naturally Aged, who is a combined total of 305 years old. This year's oldest singer is David Waddell, age 86 years and 4 months, also a member of Naturally Aged.

The Midwinter Convention will close out with the Celebration of Harmony, starting at 7:30 pm EST, live from the Florida Theatre.

2020 Barbershop Harmony Society International Convention Has Been Canceled

2020 Barbershop Harmony Society International Convention has been canceled.  See Barbershop Harmony Society's message here.

Back to Basics: The Importance of Traditional Choral Singing

Contemporary singing ensembles are rapidly gaining popularity in scholastic music programs. It seems that every school now has a pop or a cappella program alongside their traditional ensembles. Is the classical sound getting lost in the mix?

2020 #BHSJAX Recap


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

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


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.