368322 Chorus Rounds (was Re: [bbshop] This just in....Don Harris quits as Barbershop Society's International CEO!!!)
- Feb 5, 2004At 12:04 PM 2/5/2004 -0700, Brian Gordon wrote:
>On Thu, Feb 05, 2004 at 12:39:35PM -0600, BobBabcock@... wrote:[Time to change the subject line.......... ;-]
> > Anyone know what the real deal is with the note below about "West Towns
> > chorus won International by placing second in both rounds of the contest"?
> > What it a fluke of scoring?
>That was during the short experiment with a two round Chorus contest -- was it
>Hartford? It was just the way the numbers worked out. They came in second to
>"Chorus A" in the semis, second to "Chorus B" in the finals, and had the
>highest total score, so they won. Consistency has its rewards...
>I'm sure someone will fill in the "A" and "B" for me.
There were two chorus rounds in San Antonio 1988 as well, and that was that
I think the feedback given to the C & J admins was that it was too taxing
for the choruses to prepare 4 rounds of songs, especially for those groups
winning district and going to International year after year.
That was the year my husband competed in 5 rounds (2 chorus rounds with the
New Tradition - they medalled into the 4th place bronze with 77 men on
stage, and Chicago Chord of Trade got a 3rd place bronze) and directed the
Yes, he was VERY tired by Sunday morning, but that weekend had one of those
"barbershop moments" when the 3 quartets from ILL in the Top 5 all sang
together in a hospitality room - Chiefs of Staff (1st), Chicago Chord of
Trade (3rd) and Chordiac Arrest (5th). Talk about an amazing Very Large
Quartet - holy overtones, Batman!
The Vocal Majority won the chorus contest that year.
- Helen Giallombardo, with fond memories of 1988's contest
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