Friday, July 6 at 10 a.m.
On-stage times are estimated
Mic-Tester: THX (SUN) (10:00 a.m.)
Sunrise, FL – Directed by Alex Rubin
1. Downeasters (NED) (10:13 a.m.)
Portland, ME – Directed by Jay Wiley
Come join the Downeasters as they head down to Louisiana, where they lament about love lost, then find healing and harmony in that perfect New Orleans way.
2. Sound of Illinois (ILL) (10:26 a.m.)
Bloomington, IL – Directed by Terry Ludwig
In a world of ever-increasing tension and mental anguish, the Sound of Illinois confronts the life situations we all face with an inspirational message of hope and understanding, and provides a glimpse of what happiness awaits.
3. Harbourtown Sound (ONT) (10:39 a.m.)
Hamilton, ON – Directed by Jordan Travis and Scott McCarthy
What do Canadians, the great pyramids, and the musical Carousel have in common? You’ll find out from the Harbourtown Sound in a musical tour de force.
4. The Brothers in Harmony (MAD) (10:53 a.m.)
Hamilton Square, NJ – Directed by Jack Pinto
Art with impact and purpose. This will be the most memorable performance of the contest. Do not miss the Brothers as we make history. Never Before, Never Again
Joe Liles Lifetime Achievement Award
Lloyd Steinkamp (posthumously, Gary and Judy Steinkamp accepting on his behalf)
5. Alexandria Harmonizers (MAD) (11:20 a.m.)
Alexandria, VA - Directed by Joe Cerutti
The Harmonizers are proud to be celebrating our 70th anniversary this year — and to be appearing in our 27th International Competition. IGTBAH!
6. Great Lakes Chorus (PIO) (11:36 a.m.)
Grand Rapids, MI – Directed by Jamie Carey
The GLC continues its tradition of “mini-musicals” with an end of WWII scenario, featuring a pulse-racing uptune and a brand new heart-felt ballad.
7. Big Orange Chorus (SUN) (11:51 a.m.)
Jacksonville Big O – Directed by Jay Giallombardo
The Big Orange Chorus performs two Broadway “show-stoppers” arranged by musical director Jay Giallombardo on theme of personal discovery and perseverance!
8. Fog City Singers (FWD) (12:25 p.m.)
Barbary Coast, CA – Directed by Chris Lewis
Fog City debuted last year with handheld mic solos and a top-10 finish. This year, we debut two new charts including a ballad that our director hopes sounds as good on stage as it did in Finale.
9. The Westminster Chorus (FWD) (12:38 p.m.)
Westminster, CA – Directed by Justin Miller
We are honored to be able to perform for our favorite audience. Thanks to friends and family for their unending support.
10. The Southwest BC Squares (EVG) (12:51 p.m.)
Southwest British Columbia – Directed by Sean Huston
You pretty much have to watch us because we are on the stage in between Westminster and Vocal Majority.
11. The Vocal Majority (SWD) (1:06 p.m.)
Dallas Metro, TX – Directed by Greg Clancy
We are grateful for family, friends and the life experiences and BHS brotherhood we share. We proudly stand on the shoulders of many who came before us.
12. Pathfinder Chorus (CSD) (1:24 p.m.)
Fremont, NE – Directed by Greg Johnson and Dave Pinkall
Barbershoppers can dance? Watch as the Pathfinder Chorus pulls at your heart strings and showcases their best moves! We love to DANCE!
13. Vocal FX (BHNZ) (1:36 p.m.)
Wellington, New Zealand – Directed by Charlotte Murray and Jeff Hunkin
14. West Towns Chorus (ILL) (1:49 p.m.)
Chicagoland West Suburban, IL – Directed by Carrie Marcotte
15. Carolina Vocal Express (NSC) (2:03 p.m.)
Rocky Mount, NC – Directed by Dale Comer
“So, you’re telling me there’s a chance!”
Friday, July 6 at 4 p.m.
Mic Tester: Next Generation Varsity Honors Chorus (4:00 p.m.)
Directed by Rasmus Krigström
16. Sound of the Rockies (RMD) (4:13 p.m.)
Denver Mile High, CO – Directed by Mark Hale
A performance that’s sure to delight – full of fun and heart and a touching ballad that’s sure to uplift – see you right after the break!!
17. Great Plains Harmony (LOL) (4:28 p.m.)
Fargo-Moorhead, ND – Directed by Sheila Childs
When you’re from FARGO, you search FAR and wide to find your Gal. Even behind (or in?) the wood chipper. You betcha- Hearts are Full of Spring.
18. SmorgasChorus (CSD) (4:42 p.m.)
South Central Kansas - Directed by Matt Webber
19. Space City Sound (SWD) (4:55 p.m.)
Houston Metro Area, TX – Directed by Matt Swann
Dave Labar Award Presentation
Tim Stivers, Terry Clarke (posthumously, Mike Maino accepting on his behalf)
20. Saltaires (RMD) (5:12 p.m.)
Wasatch Front, UT – Directed by John Sasine
21. Harmonic Collective (SLD) (5:24 p.m.)
Liverpool, NY – Directed by Amanda Sky Harris
We’re from Liverpool (not the cool Beatles one). We sing songs about love too, but with better haircuts. Can kids recruit dads to sing barbershop? Find out.
22. Thoroughbreds (CAR) (5:36 p.m.)
Louisville, KY – Directed by Drew Wheaton
The Thoroughbreds take you on a journey through the life of a young man taking charge and learning what it really means to be a soldier. You want to see this.
23. The EntertainMen (SNOBS) (5:50 p.m.)
Stockholm, Sweden – Directed by Johan Wikström and Björn Lindström
Will the Swedes’ tender loving cause a heartache tonight? Will their royal heritage honor the King, as the music soars like Eagles over the spellbound audience?
24. Heralds of Harmony (SUN) (6:22 p.m.)
Tampa, FL – Directed by Tony De Rosa and Clay Hine
25. The Marcsmen (SWD) (6:41 p.m.)
San Marcos, TX – Directed by Brent Dunavant
26. The Great Western Chorus (BABS) (6:53 p.m.)
Bristol, UK – Directed by Linda Corcoran
Pour a cup of tea, nibble on a cucumber sandwich and listen to some British men (without Prince Harry) moving their stiff upper lips to sing of love and longing.
27. Music City Chorus (DIX) (7:07 p.m.)
Nashville, TN – Directed by Dusty Schleier
You’ll never hear many of the old classics the same ever again. Trust us, this set will be OUT OF THIS WORLD.
28. The Men of Independence (JAD) (7:31 p.m.)
Independence, OH - Directed by Gary Lewis
It’s a storybook romance as the handsome Prince meets and falls in love with the woman of his dreams and then hurries to the church for his spectacular wedding.
29. Southern Gateway Chorus (JAD) (7:45 p.m.)
Western Hills (Cincinnati), OH – Directed by Jeff Legters
This is Southern Gateway’s 41st International Contest appearance. With 62 years of making music and memories together, we hope you enjoy our performance today!
30. Parkside Harmony (MAD) (7:58 p.m.)
Hershey, PA – Directed by Sean Devine and Jay Butterfield
“… We come on the ship that sailed the moon” – Paul Simon (American Tune)
Swan Set: Masters of Harmony (FWD) (8:22 p.m.)
Santa Fe Springs, CA – Directed by Justin Miller
What a Gold Medal year as Champs! So amazing, inspirational & rewarding! Excited to showcase our Stephen Schwartz tribute! Truly a profound privilege to share!