There are many reasons why a membership with BinG! barbershop in Germany e.V. is worthwhile!

BinG! is the German professional association for barbershop and offers its members comprehensive support and advice in all questions concerning chorus, quartet and barbershop music. The association maintains a network of national and international contact persons and barbershop professionals, some of whose decades of experience are available to all members. In addition, we offer access to various training courses, events and competitions.

Barbershop Music Festival

BinG! organises every two years the Barbershop Music Festival with the German Barbershop Championship for its member choruses and quartets and the World Championships in mixed barbershop. The supporting programme is characterised by musically outstanding shows and top-class, international guests.

Benefits for members

  • Can apply for or qualify for the competitions
  • Receive event tickets at special conditions

World championships in mixed Barbershop

BinG! organises the World Mixed Championships for mixed-gender choruses and quartets every two years as part of the Barbershop Music Festivals aus. We expect choruses and quartets from all over the world as guests and competition participants..

Benefits for members

  • Can qualify for the World Cup
  • Exchange with the international scene

For young singers

Benefits for all members under 30

  • Participation in the youth camp of Harmony College! Up to 25 years at special conditions.
  • Possibility to take part in the BinG! youth chorus - write to
    (Website is under construction)

For not yet members between 16 and 25 years we also offer the one-week A CAPPELLA JUGENDCAMP!

Harmony College

BinG! organises the annual Harmony College, a four-day advanced training event with national and international experts in Oberwesel. Every 2 years the qualification for the German Quartet Championship takes place there within the context of the "Coesfeld Cup".

Benefints for members

  • Discounted participation in Harmony College
  • Participation in the annual quartet competition ("Coesfeld Cup"), which is also suitable for beginner quartets

Organised coaching tours

BinG! organises coaching tours with internationally recognised coaches at regular intervals.

Benefits for members

  • Information and access to high quality coaching

BinG! Coaches

BinG! offers contact to experienced German coaches and educates its own coaches in an elaborate and professional programme (CCP).

Benefits for members

  • Access to professional, German speaking coaches
  • Easier access due to proximity

Formation of quartet and chorus

Our association supports people in founding new barbershop quartets.

Benefits for members

  • Access to sheet music and teachtracks​​​​​​​
  • Support by experienced BinG! coaches

Member of the German Choral Association

All members of BinG! are also automatically members of the German Choral Association (DCV), which provides a wide range of services.

Benefits for members

Among other things, discounts on Gema payments, the magazin "Chorzeit" , insurance, etc.

Discount for international offers

BinG! is an affiliate of the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS), one of the largest worldwide barbershop organisations.

Benefits for members

  • discounted access to many online services (further education, grades, etc.)
  • discounted prices of event tickets & merchandise
  • Contact to professionel coaches & arrangers

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