Information on SNOBS
SNOBS – The Society of Nordic Barbershop Singers – is a Nordic organization whose purpose is to spread, develop and preserve the barbershop music style within choruses and quartets. SNOBS annually organizes a convention including contests for choruses and quartets.
SNOBS shall be a common organ to coordinate male barbershop singers in the Nordic countries (Danmark, Finland, Norge, Island och Sverige). SNOBS shall work 1. to spread, develop and preserve the barbershop music style within choruses and quartets in the Nordic countries; 2. to facilitate and connect contacts between barbershop singers in the above mentioned countries; and 3. to develop and maintain contacts with other barbershop organizations, national as well as international. SNOBS also annually organizes a convention including contests for choruses and quartets, mainly for its own members, but also open to international visitors and contestants.
SNOBS was founded in 1980, and has ever since been developing the barbershop music in the Nordic countries. You can find the complete background to the forming of SNOBS on this website, under HISTORY OF SNOBS.
Society President/CEO: Henrik Rosenberg
Society/Board Secretary: Ola Johansson
Society Treasurer: Kenneth Nilsson
Society Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator: Niklas Lindgren
Society Music Coordinator – Copyright/Licensing/Music Library/Learning Tracks: Simon Rylander
School Relations & Communication Coordinator: Bo Nyberg
Membership Services & Coordinator: Mats Olsson
Conventions & Events Managers : 1st : Andy Petsonk, 2nd : Lennart Gullberg. Resource: Bo Hofvander.
Affiliate Relations & Communication Coordinator: Doug Harrington
Education/Coaching/Judging Coordinator: Henrik Rosenberg
IT Specialist & Systems Administrator: Torsten Hay
Immediate Past President: Jan Alexandersson
Auditing: Sten Palmer
To sing a song in the barbershop style, means to:
- sing in four parts without any accompaniment
- sing with great empathy and with deep engagement
- reinforce the singing with choreography and appropriate stage apparel