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Signature wins international Barbershop Quartet Championship

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:

  1. Signature, 8439 points, 93.8%
  2. Throwback, 8369 points, 93.0%
  3. Quorum, 8310 points, 92.3%
  4. Rooftop Records, 8165 points, 90.7%
  5. Midtown,8112 points, 90.1%

The international quartet contest included 57 quartets representing the US, Canada, Sweden, and Great Britain.

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