Come to the biggest barbershop event in Germany. A Cappella Explosion is the motto under which numerous choruses 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 Choruses and Quartets as well as the World Championships for Mixed Barbershop Choruses and Quartets. Let yourself be carried away by the intoxicating performances and the rich a cappella sound of the Barbershop Harmony singing.

Schedule

Thursday, 2. April

 

   

 

Welcome Party

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  • Welcome Party
  • Experimental Stage

Friday, 3. April

 

World Mixed Quartets

 

German Quartet Competition

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  • World Mixed Quartets
  • German Quartet Competition

Saturday, 4. April

 

German Chorus Competition

 

Star Show

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  • German Chorus Competition
  • Star Show

Sunday, 5. April

 

World Mixed Choruses

 

Show of the Champions

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  • World Mixed Choruses
  • Show of the Champions

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Location

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Experimental Stage

The experimental stage is aimed at all choruses who want to try out barbershop singing and who want to present themselves to our certified barbershop jury. The experimental stage deliberately refrains from prior qualification, placement and publication of the results. Here, to be part of it is everything.

Those who want to present themselves in front of our certified jury without having to qualify have the opportunity to give their best on the experimental stage. Subsequently, all participating choruses will receive evaluations. The jury will explain the strengths and weaknesses of the chorus and how it can develop in the future.  All choruses that have successfully registered can take part. A membership at BinG! is not necessary.

The experimental stage - unlike all other events of the Barbershop Music Festival 2020 - will take place at the Orchesterzentrum | NRW.


When booking further tickets and registrations for the Barbershop Music Festival 2020, participants of the experimental stage will receive their entry fee credited. The rules according to which the certified jury evaluates the performances can be found in the Rules and Regulations for German Barbershop Competitions.

So that we know at an early stage how many choruses are interested in presenting themselves on the experimental stage with a barbershop performance, we ask you to complete a declaration of intent here.

So that we know at an early stage how many choruses are interested in presenting themselves on the experimental stage with a barbershop performance, we ask you to complete a declaration of intent here.

This event takes place when a sufficient number of choruses participate. If this does not happen, we will inform you here about the cancellation of the experimental stage by October at the latest.

Admission to the experimental stage is free for visitors.

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Rules

German Competitions


Evaluation & Jury


German Competitions

The German championships in barbershop singing are exciting, varied and real entertainment. Be curious about the choreographic and musical performances of our ensembles!


Chorus Competition

Saturday, 4. April 2020

Barbershop choruses from all over Germany will compete in the championship on Saturday, April 4, 2020. The contestants are aiming for a rich a cappella sound and convincing performances and thus a high score. Be curious to see which of the choruses will sing for the title of Germany's best barbershop chorus and be inspired by the experienced community of the German barbershop scene. Don't miss this fun and celebrate with us the festival of the barbershop choruses.

Qualification: If more than 14 choruses register to participate, there will be a preliminary decision. This will be announced after the registration deadline. The preliminary decision can be made by filming.

Quartet Competiton

Friday, 3. April 2020


On Friday, April 3, 2020, Germany's best barbershop quartets will sing for the title of master of the German barbershop quartets. Let yourself be enveloped by crystal clear chords and convincing performances and follow us into the world of Barbershop music.

You can qualify at the Coesfeld Cup. This will take place in October 2019 as the opening event of the Harmony College statt. You can take part in this qualifying competition without taking part in the Harmony College workshop weekend. More information on qualification can be found in the rules and regulations for German Barbershop Competitions.

Already qualified: SomeSing (mixed), LaBoom (women) and Kavaliersdelikt (men).

Registration

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Tickets

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Rules

German Competitions


Evaluation & Jury


World Mixed Barbershop Competitions

BinG! is the home of mixed barbershop singing. Now the whole world takes part! Due to the rapidly increasing number of mixed barbershop groups worldwide, the international championship for mixed ensembles held by BinG! is also growing and so the fifth world championship for mixed barbershop quartets and the second world championship for mixed barbershop choruses will take place in April 2020.

Chorus Competition

Sunday, 5. April 2020

On Sunday, April 5, 2020, the second World Championship of Mixed Barbershop Choruses will take place. The best mixed barbershop choruses in the world compete here.

Qualification: If there is a barbershop organisation in a country, interested choirs can qualify via a competition organised by this organisation. If no such competition takes place in a country, choruses can also qualify by video for the representation of their country. More information about the selection procedure and with which placement one qualifies for participation in the World Mixed choruses can be found in the rules and regulations for World Mixed Competitions.

Quartet Competition

Friday, 3. April 2020


On Friday, April 3, 2020, the fifth World Championship of Mixed Barbershop Quartets will take place. Here the best mixed barbershop quartets of the world compete.

Qualification: If there is a barbershop organisation in a country, interested quartets can qualify via a competition organised by this organisation. If no such competition takes place in a country, quartets can also qualify by video for the representation of their country. MORE INFORMATION about the selection procedure and with which placement one qualifies for participation in the World Mixed Quartets can be found in the rules and regulations for World Mixed Competitions.

Registration

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Tickets

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Rules

World Mixed Championships

Evaluation & Jury


Shows

At BinG! there is Barbershop in all combinations. Now the rest of the world is joining in! Due to the rapidly increasing number of mixed Barbershop groups worldwide the international championship for mixed ensembles held by BinG! is also growing and so the fifth world championship for mixed Barbershop quartets and the second world championship for mixed Barbershop choruses will take place at the 15th Barbershop Music Festival in April 2020.

Star Show

Saturday, 4. April

A magical show with stars of the international barbershop scene awaits you on Saturday, April 4, 2019! Let yourself be captivated by a melodious evening with world-class sound, as presented to you here by our guests from the USA and the Netherlands, Sweden and Great Britain.

Show of the Champions

Sunday night, 5. April

It's the dazzling finale of the Barbershop Music Festival. The show of the best!

The masterly a cappella sound of the freshly baked medalist choruses and quartets awaits you. Be the first to experience our German master ensembles and our world champion ensembles at their peak!

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Our Guests

Numerous ensembles from Germany, Europe and the whole world perform in the competitions and shows of the Barbershop Music Festival. With brilliant performances, the following guest ensembles will ensure a true a cappella explosion at the Barbershop Music Festival 2020.

Zero8

Men's chorus

Sweden - SNOBS

Ringmasters

Men's quartet

Sweden -SNOBS

Stockholm Syndrome

Men's quartet

Sweden - SNOBS

The Ladies

Women's quartet

USA - SAI

Amersham A Cappella

Women's chorus

Great Britain- LABS

Momentum

Men's chorus

Netherlands- Holland Harmony

No Borders Show Chorus

Women's chorus

Europa - SAI

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Konzerthaus Dortmund

Event Location

The beautiful Konzerthaus Dortmund will once again host the Barbershop Music Festival in 2020.

How to get there

Konzerthaus Dortmund

Brückstraße 21

DE - 44135 Dortmund

Arrival & Accommodation

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Meals

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City of Dortmund

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Registration for Participants

Soon participants can register online. Registration period continues until 31 December 2019.

Registration for Participants of the German & World Mixed Competitions

In order to be informed at an early stage how many choruses intend to take part in the German Barbershop Championship and in the World Mixed Choruses, we ask you to fill out a short declaration of intent here.


The prices listed are per person participating in an ensemble.


Registration for the Experimental Stage

In order to be informed at an early stage how many choruses are interested in presenting themselves at the experimental stage with a barbershop performance, we ask you to fill out a short declaration of intent here.


This event takes place when a sufficient number of choruses participate. If this does not happen, we will inform you here about the cancellation of the experimental stage by October at the latest.


Tickets

Tickets will soon be available online and at the Konzerthaus Dortmund.

BinG! Members

Discount

BinG! members and participants will receive tickets at a discounted price until December 31, 2019. So also the relatives and friends of our members should be able to participate in our big festival of barbershop music.

The code for the price discount will be sent separately to the members.


Membertickets

Membertickets will soon be available online and at the Konzerthaus Dortmund.


Visitors

Discount

Discounted tickets are available for young people (children, pupils, trainees, students) as well as for people with disabilities. If persons with disabilities can prove that they need an accompanying person, the accompanying person receives free admission. Persons who are dependent on a wheelchair can obtain their discounted tickets at the Konzerthaus Dortmund.

Visitor tickets

Visitor tickets will soon be available online and at the Konzerthaus Dortmund.