New Queens Crowned in Sweet Adelines

The Sweet Adelines International Finals for both quartets and choruses certainly ended the convention week on a high note.

The women’s barbershop organization crowned their newest Queens of Harmony in Viva! who earned a final score of 2862. This quartet features 2013 Queen of Harmony Patty Cobb Baker on tenor, 2013 Queen of Harmony and three-time silver medalist Gina Baker on lead, longtime audience favorite and frequent top ten finisher Chris DeRosa (yes, Tony’s sister) on baritone, and 2016 Queen of Harmony Peggy Jones on bass.

Earning second place was longtime crowd favorites, Titanium, who had everyone wanting Insta-bangs of their very own! Just 2 points short of 1st place with a 2860, they are certainly favorites going into 2020.

Third place went to the darlings of Sweet Adelines, GQ, with their slightly humorous set about love and relationships, which earned them the highest Showmanship scores of the night and a total score of 2758.

Tenacious took 4th place with a score of 2701 and The Ladies moved into 5th place at 2647. See the full results here or watch all of the sets here.

 

On Saturday night the spotlight turned on the chorus finals with Sweden’s Rönninge Show Choir taking top honors for the third time, with an incredible journey through Swedish music, including a pretty extensive look at discography of Max Martin. Their final score topped the field by over 100 points at 3061.

Lions Gate Chorus out of Vancouver took 2nd place with a total score of 2945 and an introduction of the “fairygoldmother.”

And out of Northbrook, Illinois, the 2015 International Champions, the Melodeers, started their set out dancing, visited with some of the most iconic songs of all time, and ended with the 3rd place medals.

Check out the full finals results or watch the top ten sets.

New Tunesday – June 25, 2019

Clearly, there’s no slowing down a cappella this summer. Set aside a good deal of time to catch up on all of the great new music we found this week!

The Filharmonic

A Sing-Off favorite brings us a Jonas Brothers cover for a little summer fun – live.

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Business Casual

This Bay Area group is on a monumental rise, and this new video featuring their original tune “Ain’t No Way” is just another step at the top.

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N’Harmonics

The final installment from their winning ICCA set, the reigning champions mixed modern with classical to wow the audience.

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Vadé

This group wins over our hearts more and more with each video.

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Postyr

Capturing the sentiment wrapped up in family scattered around the world, this futurist Danish quartet continues to blaze forward.

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New England Voices in Harmony

Harmony, Inc. has unleashed a treasure trove of videos from the 2018 International Contests, including this one featuring the chorus gold medalists.

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Zero8

Need to hear something spectacular? How about one of the world’s best barbershop choruses fronted by one of the world’s best barbershop quartets singing something from one of the world’s best barbershop arrangers? Ok, then.

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Midtown

With BHS International in Salt Lake City just around the corner, we were thrilled to get a little peek at one of the world’s top quartets through this clever video.

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MVP 

This quintet out of Australia keeps us well stocked in fun content – party along with their latest release.

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Flow

The fascinating art of pop rock a cappella choirs makes everything a bit more interesting. What would you do with this many voices?

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Mendicants

The group responsible for bringing the legend that is Bill Hare into the a cappella fold back in 1988 and many years later, the relationship still stands.

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Crimson & Slate

The Colorado a cappella scene is growing and mighty.  Enjoy this throwback video with an arrangement by Johanna Vinson.

The Lost Keys

Who doesn’t love a classic Elvis tune every once in a while?

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Council Rock High School South Vocal Ensemble

While we’re on lovable guilty pleasures, here’s a spot on cover of the music of Phineas & Ferb,

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