Chicago Harmony Sweepstakes

March 30, 2019

Come see the vocal competition that inspired NBC’s hit show The Sing-Off! Now in it’s 35th season, The Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival is the premier American showcase for vocal harmony music. The Chicago Harmony Sweepstakes is one of seven regional competitions drawing from the best vocal groups around the country. The winning group from the Chicago competition will earn the opportunity to compete against the other six regional champions at the National Finals held in San Francisco each May. Hosted by returning champions Due North (2018 First Place and Audience Favorite) and featuring two-time Chicago champion David Wilner (Blind Man’s Bluff, Fiveplay) as master of ceremonies.

We are currently accepting submissions from groups who would like to perform at the Chicago Harmony Sweepstakes. The official submission page can be found on the Harmony Sweepstakes website, or feel free to email our Chicago Regional producers directly.

The 2018 Chicago Harmony Sweepstakes took place on March 24, 2018 at Wentz Concert Hall in Naperville, Illinois.  Here are the OFFICIAL RESULTS of the competition:

First Place
DUE NORTH

Second Place
THE NORTHSIDERS

Third Place
FINAL MELODY

Best Original Arrangement
DARIA DERDA of COUNTERPOINT for “Show Must Go On // Sweet Dreams”

Best Soloist
SARAH RAUCH of CRIMSON CADENCE for “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”

Best Vocal Percussion
CORNELIUS GARNER of FINAL MELODY

Audience Favorite
DUE NORTH

Congratulations to all our performing groups, it was one incredible night of vocal harmony!  Thank you to our excellent judges, top-notch production staff, and a special thanks to all those audience members who came out to support the show.  We can’t wait to see you all again at the 2019 Chicago Harmony Sweepstakes!

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