The 2018 Barbershop Harmony Australia National Convention


We are excited to announce that the 16th Barbershop Harmony Australia National Convention is to be held in Adelaide, with most activities at the Adelaide Town Hall, 128 King William Street, Adelaide, from Wednesday 12 September 2018 to Sunday lunchtime 16 September 2018.

This will be the first time that a BHA Convention is to be held in this beautiful city. Renowned as the "City of Churches" for over 150 years, Adelaide is now celebrated for many other reasons, but none more so than its creative culture. Music is a core component of Adelaide's cultural identity, and in 2015 the city was recognised as Australia's first and only "City of Music" by the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

The main Convention events in Adelaide will be followed by Harmony Academy which will be held at the Adare Camp and Caravan Park, 20 Wattle Drive, McCracken (Victor Harbour), from Sunday afternoon 16 September 2018 to Wednesday 19 September 2018. This will offer a unique opportunity to receive singing and music tuition from a faculty of outstanding Barbershop educators in a beautiful harbourside setting.

We're thrilled to have secured the Barbershop Harmony Society's 2015 International Quartet Champions, Instant Classic as the headline quartet in the Adelaide Convention and as educators at the Harmony Academy that follows.

Instant Classic is comprised of David (tenor), Theo (lead), Kohl (baritone), and Kyle (bass).  They are four good friends with a passion for barbershop harmony, a cappella music, and youth outreach.  They perform a variety of music from several decades and styles, including vocal jazz, musical theater, pop, and even R&B!

The quartet began singing together in college and first competed in the Barbershop Harmony Society International Collegiate Quartet Competition in 2009. The group has since become the 2011 Cardinal District Quartet Champions, the 2012 International Collegiate Quartet Silver Medalists, the 2012, 2014, & 2015 Cardinal District Quartet of the Year, and then went on to become the 2015 International Quartet Champions.

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