On August 3, we represented Sweden at the European Choir Games and Eurovision Choir, competing and singing together with 10 of the best choirs in Europe! It was a very different concept to us and of course a great honour to be broadcasted live on TV in big parts of Europe!
We are so incredibly proud, excited and happy to have placed 3rd at our fourth International Barbershop Convention in Salt Lake City with a whopping score of 95,6%! Our biggest achievement in barbershop by far. Apart from that we had a great time hanging out with new and old barbershop friends and singing at different shows throughout the contest week. The local choir North Front Sound organised a show for us at the beautiful Abravanel Hall. We also had the amazing opportunity to sing with our barbershop idols in Westminster Chorus at the Friday night afterglow, a memory we will cherish forever!
In 2015 we had the huge honor to be invited to participate in the Karuizawa International Choral Festival (KICF) and now it is finally time to go! We’ll also be touring around the country and have several concerts at different locations. Below is a complete list of our appearances during this trip.
August 24th 14:00 - 15:00: Church concert with other choirs
Location: St. Paul’s Catholic Church
August 25th 10:30 - 12:30: Let’s dance with Zero8 (workshop for singing attitude and dance)
Location: Yagasaki Admin Building
August 25th 14:00 - 16:00: Barbershop clinic
Location: Ohga hall
August 26th 14:00 - 15:15: Zero8’s main KIFC concert
Location: Ohga hall
More info about the festival on KIFCs website: http://karuizawa.koyukai.info/en/
August 29th 18:30: Concert with Kansai Gakuin Glee Club
Location: Nagaokakyo Cultural Center
Concert link: https://www.panamusica.co.jp/ja/appeal/zero8/
August 30th 18:30: Concert
Location: Hiroshima Prefectural Cultural Center
September 1st 19:00: Concert with Orpheus Singers
Location: Toyosu Civic Center Hall
September 2nd 13:30: Concert with Tokyo Barbers
Nordic Mix is a collaboration between the women of Sweet Adelines Region 32 - Nordic Light Region and men of SNOBS to make all the Nordic competitions into one big event, this year held in Karlstad. Zero8 will be going to try and defend our chorus gold medal, but also of course to interact and party with all the great people of the Nordic barbershop community!
You can read more about Nordic Mix here.
This time together with S:t Jacobs Vokalensemble, Zero8 will for the third time be traveling to Moscow to participate during the grand ending of the Moscow Easter Festival. S:t Jacobs Vokalensemble is led by Mikael Wedar and quite a few of our guys are also members of this great choir. Together we will be performing several different concerts during our visit.
Learn more about the Moscow Easter Festival here.