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July 6, 2008

A big win for LA barbershop

The results are in and Los Angeles barbershop singers were the clear winners at this year’s International Barbershop Competition with the Masters of Harmony winning the chorus event and one of their quartets, OC Times, taking gold in the quartet competition. This is the second year in a row that a chorus from LA has won the event and the second Masters of Harmony quartet to win it all (Gotcha). The chorus also has two Harmony Sweepstakes national champs Metropolis and Hi-Fidelity.

OC Time's tenor Shawn York and lead Sean Devine are three-time international chorus champions with the Masters of Harmony, having won their third gold medals this week. Bass Corey Hunt is a member of the Reno Silver Dollar Chorus and bass section leader for the 2007 international chorus champions, Westminster Chorus. Baritone Patrick Claypool is the only Orange County native – he was the baritone section leader for the 2007 champion Westminster Chorus.

Crossroads quartet won silver and State Line Grocery claimed bronze while the Ambassadors of Harmony won the chorus silver and Voices in Harmony took bronze. Ringmasters won gold in the Collegiate event. Congratulations to all!

Posted by acapnews at July 6, 2008 3:04 PM


One other all-MOH quartet that won the International Championship is Nightlife, 1996.

Posted by: Doug at July 7, 2008 1:38 PM

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