Since it’s April 11th, National Barbershop Quartet Day, I thought I’d start a series counting down the top barbershop chorus contest performances of all time. I went back and looked at scoresheets from every chorus contest in the past and ranked the performances based on the percentage of total possible score.
Number 10 on the list is The Ambassadors of Harmony from St. Louis, Missouri at the Barbershop Harmony Society International Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah on July 5th, 2019.
The Ambassadors finished in second place in 2019, scoring 2,896 points, a 96.5 average. They sang a Charlie “Chaplin Medley” and “True Colors.” All of the chorus members were made up in grayscale so that they appeared to be performing in black and white. It was a genius strategy and it had never been done before on the contest stage. After they performed, most of the audience thought the contest was over. Ambassadors had won. Unfortunately, one chorus yet to sing was able to beat them. Keep following the blog to find out who it was. In the meantime, enjoy this performance by the Ambassadors of Harmony.