See and hear Germany's best barbershop choruses and quartets 

at the German Barbershop Championships

as well as in two evening shows with international top acts!

The Barbershop Music Festival 2023 is all about love - the love of music, the love of brilliant entertainment and the love of creating a fantastic and impressive time for you. Join us on a journey and feel the fire that burns in about 400 passionate singers.  

This is a cappella music that touches the heart! Look forward to incredible vocal volume, breathtaking emotional climaxes and thrilling performances!

 International Top-Acts at friday and saturday evening shows with:

Festival program at a glance

5 PM - 6:30 PM Experimenal Stage
Orchesterzentrum Dortmund


6:45 PM - 7:30 PM Speed Coaching 

for choruses of the Experimental Stage


from 7:30 PM 
Get Together

for participants, family and friends

3 PM - 7 PM
German Quartet Championship

Konzerthaus Dortmund
Admission: 2:30 PM


8:30 PM
Show of the Stars

Konzerthaus Dortmund

Admission: 8 PM

9:15 AM - 10:40 AM
Evaluation & Power Coaching
for competing quartets
Orchesterzentrum Dortmund


1 PM - 6:00 PM
German Chorus Championship

Konzerthaus Dortmund

Admission: 0:30 PM


8 PM
Show of the Champions

Konzerthaus Dortmund
Admission: 7:30 PM

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM Evaluation 

for competing choruses
Orchesterzentrum Dortmund 


10:00 - 11:15 AM Directors exchange of expertise

Hotel Esplande


11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Chorus Coaching under Glass

Orchesterzentrum Dortmund 


1:00 - 2:00 PM

Farewell ceremony

Orchesterzentrum Dortmund 


1. Program:

2. Festival Poster (one-pager, german): HIER

3. Festival Flyer (two-pager, german): HIER

4. Festival Flyer (two-pager, english): HIER

More event information


All information about registration and the registration process can be found here. We kindly ask you to register as soon as possible - this makes organization much easier for us. Thank you very much!

Travel and Accomodation

Everything you need to know about the available hotels, travel and other organizational details for participating choruses, quartets, helpers and accompanying persons.

Tickets & Program

Enjoy the Show of stars, Show of champions - or are you interested in who will make the race at the German Championships for quartets and choruses? All Tickets are available here:


Your relatives and friends can't be there for the event? Then let them participate via livestream! Register now and log in when contests and shows start.

Championships & Panel

Background information about the German Championship for choruses and quartets, evaluation criteria & introduction of the panel.

Sponsors & Partners

You too can add real cultural, social and economic value and read more in our press review of recent years.

Organisation Team

For each BMF, a dedicated volunteer team comes together to organize this 4-day festival from A-Z. Join the festival team!

About Barbershop Music Festival 2023

"A Cappella Love" is the motto under which from May 18 through 21, 2023 about 400 singers from all over Germany and the world will meet again in Konzerthaus Dortmund. Together, these are over 40 choruses and quartets, which put the hall in very special vibrations during this weekend. 

Experience the German championships for Barbershop choruses and Barbershop quartets or let yourself be carried away in the evening gala shows on Friday and Saturday. Exhilarating performances and the 4-part a cappella sound of barbershop harmony singing are waiting for you. 

Be there when A Cappella hearts beat faster. 

We are looking forward to seeing you!


4 days of a cappella music festival in Dortmund with:

  • gigantic voices

  • pure emotions

  • experimental stage

  • German Quartet Championship

  • German Chorus Championship

  • Two gala shows on Friday and Saturday evening



BinG! Barbershop in Germany e. V.
Hohe Straße 61 a
44139 Dortmund, Germany

Phone: +49 231 22 20 42 62

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