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2016 Nashville Int’l Convention

July 3 – 10, 2016

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An Unforgettable Week of Entertainment


Harmony Foundation Youth Barbershop Quartet Contest

Tuesday July 5, 5pm – 9:30pm CST at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Youth quartets from all over the world gather to perform and compete for the International YBQC gold medal. The YBQC contest is open to all quartets with members 25 and under who have qualified at the local level.

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International Quartet Contest, Bridgestone Arena

Wednesday July 6, Quarterfinals @ 10am (Central Time Zone)

Thursday July 7, Semifinals (top 20) @ 11am

Saturday July 9, Finals (top 10) @ 7pm

The International Quartet Contest is a time-honored BHS tradition that features a parade of phenomenal quartets who are all vying for a chance to win the coveted international gold medal. The first quarterfinal round occurs on Wednesday, that then narrows down to the Top 20 on Thursday, finishing with the always-riveting Top 10 quartet finals on Saturday, when the week culminates with the crowning of our new International Champion quartet.

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Association of International Champions Show

Wednesday July 6, 7:30pm CST and Thursday July 7, 7:30pm CST at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center

What’s better than an evening of gold medal quartets singing their very best music? How about TWO EVENINGS!?! To take in all that the Association of International Champions has to offer, be sure to add Pitch Perfected: An Evening of Vocal Harmony to your convention week schedule… on the night that you choose!

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International Chorus Contest

Friday July 8, 10am – 9pm CST at Bridgestone Arena

The International Chorus Contest has become known as one of the greatest shows on earth by all who have experienced this incredible event. Choruses from all over the world pull out all the stops in this often mind-blowing display of extremely high-level singing and entertainment.

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Saturday Night Spectacular 

5:30 – 6:30 pm, Bridgestone Arena

The home of the Nashville Predators becomes the home of the Barbershop Harmony Society for the International Convention’s premiere musical event. The Saturday Night Spectacular features a string of world-class performances by top groups that will bring the audience right along with them both figuratively and literally. 

World Harmony Jamboree

Saturday July 9, 1pm CST at the Music City Center – Davidson Ballroom

Quartets and Choruses from all over the world come together in a parade of barbershop and a cappella entertainment, each bringing their own culturally-inspired unique twist into the mix.

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A Better World. Singing.

All day Saturday, July 9

Share a great day of making music with your family – FREE!



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Venue and Contest Information

The Bridgestone Arena will be the venue for all contest sessions. Stay tuned to this page for the list of contest qualifiers as choruses and quartets qualify over the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 conventions.