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May 8, 2006

New Harmony Sweepstakes champs - Hi Fidelity

It was another night of memorable unaccompanied vocal harmony singing at the 22nd annual Harmony Sweepstakes A Festival's National Finals held this past weekend in the beautiful Frank Lloyd Wright designed Marin Center in San Rafael, California. A full house of 2,000 a cappella fans enjoyed some of the top vocal groups from around the country, winners of the various regional events held earlier this year as they competed for the title of National Grand Champions. For only the 3rd time in the history of the event the top honors were taken by a barbershop quartet, the highly entertaining Hi-Fidelity from Los Angeles who wowed both the judges and the audience (they also won Audience Favorites) with their very clever and hilarious "Adams Family" routine. The rousing R&B sounds of the dynamic Regency took second and the Bay Area's vocal jazz quintet Clockwork took third honors.

As always thanks to all involved, especially to all those talented a cappella groups who participated in our concerts and who helped make our 22nd year yet another rousing success. Click here for the complete results and here for the evening's set list.

Hi-Fidelty, who are the current Barbershop Society Far-West district champions, are featured in a recent (painful!) commercial promoting the popular X-Box game “Tao Feng, Fist of the Lotus”. View the commercial here

Posted by acapnews at May 8, 2006 10:17 PM