Barbershop Harmony Festival 18 September 2021


Note that this page is your primary source for the stream and all official chat for the broadcast. We do offer you some streaming alternatives, but please note that we will be monitoring this one the closest for quality:

This year we are breaking the traditional Festival mould and offering a mix of local “in-person” events alongside a national-level livestream event.

This will be a nationally coordinated celebration of barbershop, comprising of several key activities and events sponsored by BHA and including local content arranged by regional coordinating teams in regions that are not subject to people gathering restrictions.

This livestream will kick off right here at 2pm AEST (midday WST) and will include (note: final program TBC):
2:00pm Welcome
2:10pm Harmony Academy Session #1
  • Jonathan Bligh presents - Coaching Under Glass
  • This session is aimed at both high level barbershoppers but will also have content at an accessible level so there will be something here for everyone!
2:45pm Keynote Address with Jen Howson
3:00pm BHA Through the Years
  • A celebration of every single champion quartet since our very first convention in 1991. It includes performances from 1991 champs The Sentimentals through to our 2019 champs The Collective.
4:00pm Good Morning BHA - Special Interview with Jim Catt
4:50pm Harmony Academy Session #2
  • Bec Hewitt presents - Vocal pedagogy -  Contemporary Popular Music vs Opera - Terminology matters!
  • This session is aimed at both high level barbershoppers but will also have content at an accessible level so there will be something here for everyone!
5:30pm Southern Cross 20 Year Tribute
6:05pm BHA State of Play (with the National Council)
6:40pm A Cappella Spectacular
  • Popular, debut and rarely seen performance videos from barbershop groups across the country.
7:30pm Celebration of Australian Barbershop:
  • Award winning 2021 contest performances
  • Contest winner announcements
  • Special Guests
Currently, in-person activities are scheduled in the following Regions (click to expand each local program):
  • Barbershop Pub Chorus - a live event at the Fremantle Workers Social & Leisure Club, 36 Ellen Street, Fremantle to be held on Friday 17 September. Book your tickets here.
  • Massed Sing – a live, public outdoor singing event for the wider Barbershop community at Central Park on Hay Street, Perth (opposite the Wesley Uniting Church) to be held on Saturday 18 September at 4pm.
  • Gala - at the Stables bar (888 Hay St, Perth) from 5pm. Tickets are on sale now via TryBooking for $42 (which includes a meal and a drink). Will include viewing of the “Celebration of Barbershop” simulcast at 5.30pm.

The Hobart Mens Barbershop Club is getting together on Saturday 18th September for a day for barbershop fun and camaraderie, whilst we stream the BHA Barbershop Harmony Festival 2021. This is a free streaming event so you could watch it at home but it would be more fun to watch it with us! With sing outs planned during the day, a dinner and then the main event in the evening it looks to be a great day out.

Plenty of seats are available for Dinner (between 5.30 pm and 7pm) but they are capped at 50. A la Carte menu and buy own drinks.

Come for the full day or drop in for an hour.

Make contact with Deep South Chorus if you are interested in attending via their Facebook page.

Members will be notified of location of in-person regional venues soon after they have been locked in.

This webpage will be your reference for all information about the Festival, however, if you can’t find what you are looking for here, please email your enquiry to