Ringmasters (barbershop quartet)

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Ringmasters
OriginSweden
GenresBarbershop
WebsiteRingmasters.se
MembersJakob Stenberg – tenor
Rasmus Krigström – lead
Emanuel Roll – baritone
Martin Wahlgren – bass

Ringmasters is a Swedish barbershop quartet affiliated with the Society of Nordic Barbershop Singers (SNOBS). The quartet received first place gold medals at the Nordic Barbershop Quartet Contest in Stockholm (April 2008), and won the Barbershop Harmony Society International Collegiate Championship in July 2008 in Nashville, Tennessee. On July 8, 2012 at the Society's International Convention in Portland, Oregon, they became the first quartet from outside North America to win the prestigious gold medal as International Quartet Champions. The quartet sings non-traditional barbershop harmonies with a contemporary touch.[citation needed]

Background[edit]

As a competing barbershop quartet, Ringmasters has earned several awards and accolades, the most prestigious being the Barbershop Harmony Society International Quartet Championship Gold Medal in Portland, Oregon on July 8, 2012. Their other accomplishments include the Society's International Collegiate Quartet Championship in 2008 and first place at IABS barbershop contest in 2007, and SNOBS gold in 2008.

Some members of Ringmasters are also members of zero8, the SNOBS 2008 Champion Chorus led by Doug Harrington of Second Edition.

Members[edit]

All four members attended Adolf Fredrik's Music School, and Stockholms Musikgymnasium, two high-profile music schools in Stockholm.[1][2][non-primary source needed]

  • Jakob Stenberg – tenor
  • Rasmus Krigström – lead
  • Emanuel Roll – baritone
  • Martin Wahlgren – bass

Trivia[edit]

  • The quartet chose the name Ringmasters by flipping through an English dictionary and picking a word they liked.[3]
  • Ringmasters decided to form their group after viewing the Simpsons episode involving a barbershop quartet.[3]
  • Jakob's record for posting is 52 seconds.[2][non-primary source needed]
  • 2016 was the quartet's 10 year anniversary.
  • The quartet plays Dota 2 together.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

  • Ringmasters I (CD; 2012)
  • Ringmasters II (CD; 2013)
  • Ringmasters III (CD; 2014)

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jerker Stenberg (16 July 2012). "Historiskt VM Guld till Ringmasters". Mynewsdesk. Retrieved 2014-12-06.
  2. ^ a b "About Us". Ringmasters. Retrieved April 8, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "I am Martin Wahlgren, bass of Ringmasters – BHS 2012 Intl Quartet Champions. AMA • /r/barbershop". reddit. Retrieved 2017-01-09.
Preceded by
Old School
SPEBSQSA International Quartet Champions
2012
Succeeded by
Masterpiece