NordicMix – joint convention 2018 in Karlstad

It’s happening 2018! There will be a joint barbershop convention; both SNOBS and NLR on the same stage, at the same party! At this website Nordic Mix for SNOBS and Nordic Light Region you can find all the information.


Mary Rhea- Sound judge

Corinna Garriock- Music judge

Karen Sweeters- Expression judge

Renée Porzel- Showmanship judge and Panel Chair


In order to have time for all the fun the convention will last over more days than previously, starting already on Thursday 10 May. Please consider that you may have to go to Karlstad already on the Wednesday.

The preliminary program looks like this:

Thursday 10 May – quartet competitions, Acapella bar
Male quartets and female quartets compete at KCCC starting immediately after lunch. In the evening, there will be “Acapella bar” at a nice venue downtown. This will be an opportunity for everyone to gather, meet new and old friends, have a drink and do a little singing.

Friday 11 May – male chorus competition, mixed quartet competition, Olle Nyman concert
The male choruses compete for medals and there will also be a competition for mixed quartets (males and females together). In the evening, there will be a fantastic concert in memory of Olle Nyman, a tradition from SNOBS. All activities are at KCCC.

Saturday 12 May – male quartet finals, female chorus competition, show of champions, afterglow
Things continue at KCCC with the male quartet finals and the female chorus competition. In the evening, there will be show of champions and afterglow!!! At the afterglow, there will be opportunities to sing together, have fun in a tag competition, dance to live music and enjoy the company of old and new friends!

On Sunday it is time to head back home.

Accommodation in Karlstad
A large number of hotel rooms have been reserved for the convention participants to ensure everyone has a place to stay. When making the booking, please use the code “NordicMix” to get a discount price in most of the cases. A hotell list with prices is attached.

An invitation for the convention will be sent out late October/early November as usual, hopefully including a more final convention program. We will also send out more information about the mixed quartet competition.

We hope that everyone feels inspired by this fabulous event!

Kerstin Brindbergs, events coordinator NLR
Elisabeth Augustsson, chair of regional convention NLR
Henrik Rosenberg, SNOBS president