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We Make Heavy Medals Fly
Heavy Medal has been invited by the Barbershop Harmony Society to participate as guests at the International Convention 2016 in Nashville. We feel very honoured and proud to represent BING! as a mixed organisation with a mixed chorus!
4,050 €
4,000 € Funding goal
Project successful


Funding period 26/02/2016 09:50 o'clock - 04/04/2016 23:59 o'clock
Realisation period July 2016
Funding goal reached 4,000 €
Category Music

What is this project all about?

Barbershop is based on four-part a cappella singing, which originated in the US and is now sung around the globe. Heavy Medal is a mixed barbershop chorus, whose 30 members come from medal winning quartets from German Barbershop National Championships . The American Barbershop Society ( has invited us to the international championship in 2016 as guests. In accepting this invitation we would like to represent the German Barbershop Association BING! as a mixed chorus.
The trip lasts 10 days. First we are invited by the International Champion Barbershop Chorus "Alexandria Harmonizer" for 4 days in Washington and will be appearing there at several concerts. On 04/07/2016 the chorus flies to Nashville and stays there until the conclusion of the championships on 10/07/2016. There are four to five concerts planned. The most important concert will be held on Saturday night, when all the participants and spectators will gather together at the Convention Center to listen to the final of the Quartet World Championships.

What is the project goal and who is the project for?

Barbershop is one of the traditional singing styles of America. Traditionally, barbershop is only sung in either mens or womens groups, but not mixed groups. In Germany, we have shown that mixed choruses and quartets can also sing at a high level. This is the message we want to bring back to the motherland of barbershop: The new (German) way of barbershop!
Our target group includes all people who love a cappella music and want to support our pioneering work.

Why would you support this project?

The members of Heavy Medal will act as ambassadors: barbershop can be sung by men and women together in an ensemble. To demonstrate that Barbershop works in this mixed form and to perform at the very highest level it is important that all singers are able to travel to Nashville. To realize this goal, we need your support..

How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded? 

Travel expenses, including flights and hotels will cost 1,500 Euros per person. With our crowdfunding campaign we would like to enable all members of the chorus, to be able to take part in this great project.

Who are the people behind the project?

Heavy Medal is linked to the German Barbershop Society BinG! (Http://

Legal notice
BING! e.V.
Saarlandstrasse 124a
44139 Dortmund Deutschland

Vertretungsberechtigter Vorstand: Manfred Adams, Norbert Hammes
Geschäftsführerin: Dr. Renate Klocke
Registergericht: Amtsgericht Dortmund
Registernummer: VR 4132
Steuernummer: 317/5942/2315

Bankverbindung: Dortmunder Volksbank, Konto-Nr. 639 8855


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