Benchmark - Australian Seniors Gold Medalists Barbershop Quartet
A Capella singing in the Barbershop Style

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LATEST NEWS (older stories here):

March 9, 2014 - Benchmark to entertain on The Ghan

Benchmark will be entertaining passengers on The Ghan from Darwin to Adelaide between 23 and 26 April, as part of Great Southern Rail's commemoration of the ANZAC anniversary.  The Ghan is one of the great railway journeys in the world, crossing the red centre of Australia in luxury.

For more on The Ghan, please go to http://www.greatsouthernrail.com.au/site/the_ghan.jsp.  Join us on the journey if you can!

February 1, 2014 - Long Beach, California:  Benchmark 6th at the International Senior Quartet Contest

Benchmark achieved 6th place in the world in at the Midwinter Convention this weekend, only missing the 5th place Bronze medal by 10 points out of a possible 1800.  We scored 73.2 for Alexander's Ragtime Band and 69.6 for Once Upon A Time, to average 71.4 overall (our best-ever score).



October 11, 2013 - Perth WA:  Benchmark wins a third Gold Medal in the Seniors Quartet contest of Barbershop Harmony Australia

Benchmark is delighted to have won its third consecutive national gold medal in Perth this weekend, competing against all of the top quartets in Australia.  We also came 9th in the Open Quartet contest at the Semifinal stage.  We elected to not continue to the Finals, in order to give two youth quartets the chance to appear in the Finals (one as competitor #10 and the other as the 11th-placed Mic Tester quartet).  They were both great!!

Congratulations also to all thre other great competitors, and to Sound Connection chorus for their Bronze medal in the Open Chorus contest in their first-ever appearance on the national stage.

March 17, 2013:  The 8-day, 8 concert NSW Tour starts in Tamworth (7pm tonight- Tamworth Town Hall):



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Feb 16th 2013: Titanic news!

 It's great to be part of a "Titanic" event!  Benchmark has just returned from performing at the Titanic II Gala Dinner in Macau, China last Saturday (16th February), where Professor Clive Palmer shared his vision for the building of Titanic II.  Around 700 guests at the event were able to experience an 11-course dinner based on the same menu that first class passengers had on the Titanic back in 1912, right down to the original dinner service (plates, cutlery, classes, etc).

Benchmark was privileged to share the stage with rock-legend Glenn Shorrock and his band, Queensland’s premier Irish Band McGuinness & Co, a performance of ‘A Night to Remember’ by Leonie Collins’ Titanic Performance Troupe, and South Korean guitarist and YouTube sensation Sungha Jung.  Check out more at www.facebook.com/BenchmarkFour

Please look around our site for more information, but here are some quick links:
  • To learn more about Benchmark and its members, please go to out About Benchmark page.
  • If you would like to buy a CD, or just generally join our mailing list to hear news etc, please go to our Contact.. page.  Remember to check the Order CD check box if you want a CD.  We will contact you to confirm payment and shipping.
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