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First international Mixed Barbershop Quartet Championship

BinG! barbershop in Germany announces the first international mixed barbershop quartet championship to be held on Sunday, March 4th 2012 at the German national barbershop convention at the world famous Konzerthaus in Dortmund, Germany, from March 2nd to 4th 2012.

Application information

The definition of a mixed barbershop quartet is that both genders are represented in the quartet.

Applications are made using the application form to be downloaded under www.barbershop.de and sent by FAX or email to WorldMixed@barbershop.de. The application deadline is May 30th, 2011.

A video recording of the quartet singing two contestable songs (according to the guidelines of the BHS) live is to be provided on a server of the quartet’s choice with an access code sent to BinG!. This link to a video recording (without any post production like autotuning or melodining) could also be in form of a complete recording on youtube or on the quartet’s homepage.

Neutral certified judges will view the material and make a selection. The 10 best applicants will be accepted for the competition. Decisions will be made strictly according to the results of the preliminary judging and independent from the nationality of the applicants.

Notice of qualification will be sent out by August 30th 2011. Quartets who will be invited to compete are asked to respond and pay the registration fees by September 15th 2011. After this point the next quartets on the waiting list will be notified.

Registration fees (€ 95,- per person) include complete access to all events during the German Barbershop Convention.