Barbershop in Germany

Barbershop in Germany (abbreviated BinG or BinG!) is the association for barbershop music in Germany. It was founded in October 1991 and has an official alliance with the US-based Barbershop Harmony Society.[1][2][3]

Barbershop in Germany
Also known asBinG
GenresA cappella
Barbershop music
Years active1991–present
Websitewww.barbershop.de
Konzerthaus Dortmund, at which BinG has held contests

Any representative of a German barbershop quartet or chorus can become a member of BinG, and individuals may also join as supporting members.[4] The association began with two quartets and eight choruses.[3] As of May 2020, membership included about 40 quartets, 20 choruses, and 800 individuals.[5]

HistoryEdit

In 2001 BinG celebrated its 10th anniversary with a grand concert in the concert hall of the University of Münster. The country's first barbershop quartet, Sour Krauts, which had formed locally in 1963, performed at the anniversary concert.[1]

Barbershop Blend became Germany's first ladies barbershop chorus in 1984, and Erster Kölner Barbershop Chor followed in 1987 as the first German men's barbershop chorus.[1][6]

Maximilian Hilz is the first chairman of BinG.[7] Manfred Adams was previously the president, having held the role in much of the 1990s and resuming leadership in 2004 until resigning in 2016.[8] Adams is the musical director of the Ladies First chorus from Dortmund.[1]

ChampionsEdit

BinG organizes a biennial Barbershop Music Festival, which includes national and "World Mixed" championships for quartets and choruses.[9] The association's national champions are:

Year Chorus Quartet Venue city Ref
2020 Festival cancelled Dortmund [10]
2018 Harmunichs SomeSing Munich [11][12]
2016 Harmunichs Klangküsse Munich [13][14]
2014 Ladies First Tonikum Dortmund [15]
2012 Ladies First Klangküsse Dortmund [16][17]
2010 Ladies First Klangküsse [18][19]
2008 Ladies First Klangküsse [20][21]
2006 Harmunichs Inflagranti [22]
2004 Barbershop Blend Inflagranti [23]
2002 Ladies First Splash! [23]
2000 Ladies First Take Four [24]
1998 Ladies First Splash! [23]
1996 Ladies First Take Four [23]
1995 Take Four [23]
1994 Ladies First Take Four [23]
1993 Ladies First Viertakt Cologne [1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "BinG! Chronology". Barbershop in Germany. Archived from the original on 11 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Official Alliances of the Barbershop Harmony Society". barbershop.org. Barbershop Harmony Society. Retrieved 28 May 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Barbershop Around the World" (PDF). Harmonizer. Barbershop Harmony Society. March 1992. p. 33. Retrieved June 4, 2020.
  4. ^ "Join us!". barbershop.de. Barbershop in Germany. Retrieved 28 May 2020.
  5. ^ "About us: BinG! in numbers". barbershop.de. Barbershop in Germany. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Barbershop Around the World" (PDF). Harmonizer. Barbershop Harmony Society. September 1989. p. 52. Retrieved June 5, 2020.
  7. ^ "Team: Our Management Board". barbershop.de. Barbershop in Germany. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  8. ^ "New BinG!-board". barbershop.de. Barbershop in Germany. Archived from the original on 19 July 2016.
  9. ^ "Events". barbershop.de. Barbershop in Germany. Retrieved 28 May 2020.
  10. ^ "CANCELLED: Barbershop Music Festival 2020". barbershop.de. Barbershop in Germany. Retrieved 28 May 2020.
  11. ^ "2018 Chorus Contest score sheet" (PDF). barbershop.de. Barbershop in Germany. 7 April 2018. Retrieved 28 May 2020.
  12. ^ "2018 Quartet Contest score sheet" (PDF). barbershop.de. Barbershop in Germany. 6 April 2018. Retrieved 28 May 2020.
  13. ^ "Chorus Contest score sheet" (PDF). barbershop.de. Barbershop in Germany. 5 March 2016. Retrieved 28 May 2020.
  14. ^ "Quartets 2016" (PDF). barbershop.de. Barbershop in Germany. 4 March 2016. Retrieved 28 May 2020.
  15. ^ "Barbershop Musikfestival 2014 in Dortmund". barbershop.de. Barbershop in Germany. Archived from the original on 6 April 2016.
  16. ^ "Chorus Contest 2012". barbershop.de. Barbershop in Germany. Archived from the original on 11 January 2016.
  17. ^ "Quartet Contest 2012". barbershop.de. Barbershop in Germany. Archived from the original on 11 January 2016.
  18. ^ "Chorus Contest 2010". barbershop.de. Barbershop in Germany. Archived from the original on 11 January 2016.
  19. ^ "Quartet Contest 2010". barbershop.de. Barbershop in Germany. Archived from the original on 11 January 2016.
  20. ^ "Chorus Contest 2008". barbershop.de. Barbershop in Germany. Archived from the original on 11 January 2016.
  21. ^ "Quartet Contest 2008". barbershop.de. Barbershop in Germany. Archived from the original on 11 January 2016.
  22. ^ "Barbershop Musicfestival 2006". barbershop.de. Barbershop in Germany. Archived from the original on 28 June 2007.
  23. ^ a b c d e f "Contest Scores: Overview". barbershop.de. Barbershop in Germany. Archived from the original on 11 January 2016.
  24. ^ "Chorus Contest 2000". barbershop.de. Barbershop in Germany. Archived from the original on 11 January 2016.

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