Smoky R&B songs and a passionate, crowd-pleasing delivery propelled Signature to the pinnacle of a cappella singing, as it captured the 2019 international quartet championship of the Barbershop Harmony Society on Saturday, July 6 in Salt Lake City.
Singing a range of songs including the Ike & Tina Turner classic “Proud Mary,” Aretha Franklin’s “Think” and a heart wrenching rendition of “Dance with My Father by Luther Vandross, the quartet edged out strong challenges from the pop/country stylings of Throwback.
The top five finishers were:
- Signature, 8439 points, 93.8%
- Throwback, 8369 points, 93.0%
- Quorum, 8310 points, 92.3%
- Rooftop Records, 8165 points, 90.7%
- Midtown,8112 points, 90.1%
The international quartet contest included 57 quartets representing the US, Canada, Sweden, and Great Britain.