Chorus Champions

2017 – Masters of Harmony

The Masters of Harmony from Santa Fe Spring, CA are champions once more. Under the direction of Justin Miller, MoH delivered an absolutely blistering performance that shook the walls of The Axis in Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.

This is the 9th gold medal for the Masters of Harmony, and the first under the direction of Justin Miller who already has several gold medals as director of the Westminster Chorus just down the road.

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2016 – Ambassadors of Harmony

Once again, under the direction of Jim Henry and Jonny Moroni, the Ambassadors of Harmony from St. Louis, MO dazzled the audience with world-class entertainment and impeccable singing and earned themselves the chorus gold medal at the International competition in Nashville, TN.

This is the 4th gold medal for AoH, having won before in 2004, 2009, and 2012.

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2015 - Westminster Chorus


Under the direction of Justin Miller, the Westminster Chorus delivered a breathtaking performance at the International Convention in Pittsburgh, PA to win their third gold medal, demonstrating absolute vocal ensemble mastery and world-class artistic performance excellence. This is Westminster Chorus' third gold medal since their first victory in 2007, and the second gold medal under Justin Miller's direction.

 


 

2014 - Vocal Majority


Under the direction of Greg Clancy, the mighty Vocal Majorty secured their record-setting 12th gold medal in Las Vegas, further galvanizing their already cemented legacy as one of the all time greatest male singing organizations in the world. Since forming in 1974 up until 2013, they had been led by the incomparable and legendary Jim Clancy who besides being a world-class musical director is also a prolific arranger and musical mentor to countless others.

Making the VM's victory in Las Vegas even sweeter is the fact that, after leading the VM for nearly 40 years, Jim handed over the directoral reins to his son Greg who led the chorus to their twelfth gold medal. The tradition of excellence is engrained in the Vocal Majority's DNA, both musically and literally!

 


 

2013 - Toronto Northern Lights


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 in their own home town.

"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.

 


 

2012 - Ambassadors of Harmony


Once again, the mighty Ambassadors of Harmony under the direction of the esteemed Dr. Jim Henry brought home the Gold medal for the third time in the history of the chapter.

The St. Charles, Missouri-based chorus had previously won the Gold medal at the 2004 International Convention in Louisville, KY, and then again at the 2009 International Convention in Anaheim, CA. In the past 18 years, the Ambassadors of Harmony has received four 4th place, five 3rd place and two 2nd place medals at previous international chorus competitions.

 


 

2011 - Masters of Harmony


In a competition full of excitement and talent, the Masters of Harmony chorus has won their eigth gold medal in the 2011 International Barbershop Chorus Competition at the Sprint Center in downtown Kansas City with their renditions of Stranger in Paradise and Alabama Jubilee.

Under the direction of Mark Hale, this Santa Fe Springs, CA-based chorus brings home the gold medal once again. The Masters of Harmony has also previously won the International Chorus Competitions in 1990, 1993, 1996, 1999, 2002, 2005, and 2008.

This high-energy, vocally-precise chorus had the musical chops and dynamic choreography that would lend itself well to a Broadway production.

 


 

2010 - Westminster Chorus


In a competition jam-packed with high excitement and musical talent, Westminster Chorus from Westminster, California has won the Gold Medal in the 2010 International Barbershop Harmony Society Chorus Competition at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The group edged out the competition with their touching rendition of "It Only Takes a Moment" and the energetic "Mardi Gras March.'

Directed by Justin Miller, and composed of younger-than-average singers for a barbershop chorus, Westminster in its current formation began singing in 2002. Their vocal range and precision won them a previous gold at the 2007 Barbershop Harmony Society International Competition, and in 2009 they were named "Choir of the World" Pavarotti Trophy winner in the Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod Festival in Wales, UK. They have just released their second CD, "It Only Takes a Moment."

 

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