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Westminster Chorus sets new record in capturing chorus championship

The Westminster Chorus from Los Angeles reclaimed the gold medals that eluded them last year, as they captured the 2019 international championship of the Barbershop Harmony Society on Friday, July 5 in Salt Lake City. They did it in decisive fashion, too, setting a new record for highest score ever awarded, with a 97.9% score, outpacing perennial champions The Ambassadors of Harmony from St. Charles, Missouri, who earned an impressive 96.5% score .

The 100-man chorus paired the tender ballad “I'll Be Here” from Broadway’s The Wild Party with “From Now On” from The Greatest Showman to capture its fourth championship .

More than 1400 men competed in 27 choruses representing the US, Canada, and Sweden. Medalists in order were:

  1. Westminster Chorus, Los Angeles, 2937 points, 97.9%
  2. Ambassadors of Harmony, St. Charles, Missouri, 2896 points, 96.5%
  3. zero8, Stockholm, Sweden, 2869, 95.6%
  4. Central Standard, Kansas City, 2790 points, 93.0%
  5. Northern Lights, Toronto, Canada, 2779 points, 92.6%