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2013 – Toronto Northern Lights

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Singing a hilarious medley of parody songs set in a vegetable garden, Toronto’s Northern Lights Chorus captured the gold medal in the international barbershop chorus contest Saturday night.

“The Age of Asparagus,” “Corn Free,” “Lettuce Entertain You” and “Beet It” were among the classics lampooned by the 73-member chorus, which has earned second place five times in the past.

Toronto beat the Westminster Chorus by a mere 2 points, 2831-2829, a mere 0.06% margin. It is the first win in the chorus contest by a non-U.S. chorus since the Scarborough Dukes Of Harmony captured titles in 1977 and 1980.

More than 1600 singers participated in the contest, held at the 75th Anniversary convention of the Barbershop Harmony Society.