Barbershop Musicfestival 2020
Come to the biggest Barbershop event in Germany. A Cappella Explosion is the motto under which numerous choirs and quartets from Germany and around the world will gather at the Konzerthaus Dortmund from 2 to 5 April 2020. Experience the German Championships for Barbershop Choirs and Quartets and the World Championships for Mixed Barbershop Choirs and Quartets. Let yourself be carried away by the intoxicating performances and the sonorous a cappella sound of Barbershop singing.
Guests include the world champion quartet Ringmasters (see video) and the internationally award-winning choir Zero8 from Sweden. Additionally we welcome the silver medallists of the last European Championship of Women's Choirs, Amersham A Cappella from England, as well as the Top Ten Quartet The Ladies from the USA.
Registration is open for participating choirs and quartets:
Barbershop in Germany!
Barbershop singing is a US-American subspecies of a cappella music, which originated at the beginning of the 20th century and has been cultivated since then. Worldwide there are - especially in the English speaking countries - different barbershop organizations, which had dedicated themselves exclusively to male or female barbershop singing. Gradually, however, there is a change in thinking and an opening for mixed barbershop singing.
The German Barbershop Association BinG! (Barbershop in Germany) has understood itself early as an organization for choirs and quartets in any, also mixed ensembles, and takes a pioneering position worldwide for mixed Babrershop singing. With numerous events and activities, the association contributes to improving the exchange of experiences and knowledge, which among other things has led to a significant increase in quality in our groups - certainly one of the reasons why Barbershop music is becoming more and more popular in the German a cappella scene.
Below you can inform yourself about our association, our members and barbershop singing in general!
Our MembersWould you like to sing along or experience a group near you? Then just have a look at one of our member ensembles!
We offer our members a variety of attractive services. An overview can be found here: