Jul. 5, 2019 (SALT LAKE CITY) — With the highest score ever earned in international competition, the Westminster Chorus, under the direction of Justin Miller, has won the gold medal and is the 2019 International Chorus Champion. They were followed by Ambassadors of Harmony from the Central States District (CSD) under the direction of Dr. Jim Henry and Jonny Moroni, Zero8 from the Society of Nordic Barbershop Singers (SBOBS) under the direction of Rasmus Longström, Central Standard, also from the Central States Division (CSD) under the direction of Robert Mance, and Toronto Northern Lights from the Ontario District (ONT) under the direction of Jordan Travis and Steven Armstrong.
The 100-man Westminster Chorus sang I'll Be Here (from The Wild Party) arranged by Justin Miller, and From Now On/Come Alive (from The Greatest Showman) arranged by Aaron Dale. Their performance was, as described by FWD President Craig Hughes, "Electric". This author agrees.
More than 1400 men competed in 27 choruses representing the US, Canada, and Sweden. Today's win marks Westminster's fourth championship and sixth medal in International competition.
Westminster Chorus - From Now On/Come Alive (from The Greatest Showman)
Performed live at the Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, Utah during the Barbershop Harmony Society's 2019 International Convention.
Congratulations to the Westminster Chorus! The Far Western District is thrilled for your outstanding achievement!
Here are your International Chorus medalists for 2019
|1st||Westminster Chorus (FWD)||97.9 (a new record)|
|2nd||Ambassadors of Harmony (CSD)||96.5|
|4th||Central Standard (CSD)||93.0|
|5th||Toronto Northern Lights (ONT)||92.6|
Get the Official Scoring Summary pdf 2019 International Chorus Finals (95 KB)