Since it's foundation in 1991 "BinG! - Barbershop in Germany" continues to grow with it's members from all over Germany singing barbershop. Unique about BinG! is its mixed membership and mixed contests allowing female and male choruses as well as mixed choruses and quartets to compete and be judged by internationally certified judges. BinG! holds biyearly national conventions in the famous Konzerthaus in Dortmund and the only worldwide international championship for mixed quartets. BinG! also offers education like a yearly Harmony - and Quartet College and organizes Coachings.
The association has contributed to an improvement in the exchange of experience and knowledge by means of numerous events and activities. This has been a factor in the evident improvement in quality in the groups - certainly one reason why barbershop music is becoming more well-known among adherents of a capella music.
BinG! seeks to build up relationships with important musical institutions and also keeps in close contact with other barbershop associations in Europe and the USA. Today the majority of active barbershop groups in Germany - from Kiel to Munich - are members of BinG!. In addition, the Association is backed by a number of supporting members.
You will find more about the history of barbershop music in Germany under BinG!-Chronologie.