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2021 Midwinter Convention Update

2021 Midwinter Convention Cancellation

After much consideration, a continued sense of caution and care for our members and fans, and alongside the cancellation of the District conventions this fall, the Barbershop Harmony Society has cancelled the 2021 Midwinter Convention in New York, New York. This cancellation will impact the Seniors Quartet Contest, the Next Generation and Seniors Chorus Invitational, the All Chapter chorus experience, in-person HU education classes, and all related convention events and shows scheduled to be held on-site.

This is disappointing to all of us, of course, but the safety and well-being of our members, youth and senior participants, attendees, and guests remains our top priority. Like all of you, we eagerly await the opportunity to gather together safely and enjoy some fellowship and harmony with our barbershop family.

What's next

Although we know the in-person experience can never be replaced, BHS staff members are moving forward with plans to create a series of virtual events and experiences. Stay tuned as more details become available this fall!

Finally, as we look forward to the time when we can all gather again and ring chords together, the Barbershop Harmony Society is excited to announce the dates and locations for the next three Midwinter Conventions:

  • 2022 Midwinter Convention: Pasadena, California | January 11-16, 2022
  • 2023 Midwinter Convention: Daytona Beach, Florida | February 7-12, 2023
  • 2024 Midwinter Convention: New York, New York | January 9-14, 2024

Stay safe, stay healthy, and keep the whole world singing.