Competition results 2023

These are the results from the SNOBS Competitions in Kalmar May 2023.

Killer Whales

Grand Prix Winner Quartet & Mixed Quartet Champions

Highest total score of all competing quartets.

Northern Stars

Grand Prix Winner Chorus & Mixed Chorus Champions

Highest total score of all competing choruses.


Youth Quartet Champions

Highest total score of all competing youth quartets.


Most improved chorus

Biggest improvement of total score of all competing choruses.


Most improved quartet

Biggest improvement of total score of all competing quartets.

Back On Track

Senior Quartet Champions

Senior quartet with the highest score.


Men’s Quartet Champions



Women’s Quartet Champions


Men’s Chorus Champions

Stockholm City Voices

Women’s Chorus Champions

Judging Panel 2023

Order of Appearance

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Special guests - Midtown Quartet

Based out of Manhattan NY, Midtown is a dynamic, international award winning vocal quartet that provides an entertainment experience capable of catering to multiple venues, audiences, and ages.  Well versed in a variety of styles; their high-energy show takes the audience on a ride that will leave them wanting more! 

Olle Nyman Memorial Show

Olle Nyman was one of the founding fathers of SNOBS back in 1980. He was instrumental in building the barbershop societies in the Nordics and when he passed away his immediate family started the Olle Nyman Memorial Fund to support education and further spread the artform of Barbershop in the Nordic region. 

This show is one of the highlights of the convention and the only show that is not included in the registration. Tickets cost 150 SEK and all money raised will go to the fund.

The show is on Friday May 19th at 20.00 CEST.

The following groups will perform:

  • Second place Men’s chorus
  • Second place Women’s Chorus
  • Second Place Mixed Chorus
  • Lemon Squeezy Quartet
  • Ambush Quartet
  • Midtown Quartet
  • Clementones

Masters of Ceremonies for the evening will be Anna & Henrik Rosenberg


All contest sessions and shows will of course be made available through our Live Webcast. Delayed viewing will be available for a limited time after the convention to give you time to view your favorites again and again.

You will be guided through the competition by our awesome team of webcast hosts, and between performances there will be interviews with contestants and special guests. The webcast is subject to a small fee.


The Convention arena is Kalmarsalen, Skeppsbrogatan 49 in Kalmar. Beautifully located just by Kalmarsund. Click here for additional information about the venue.

About Kalmar
Kalmar is a rather small city in the southeast of Sweden, situated by the Baltic Sea.
From the thirteenth to the seventeenth centuries, Kalmar was one of Sweden’s most important cities. It became a fortified city, with the Kalmar Castle as the center. After the Treaty of Roskilde in 1658, Kalmar’s importance diminished as the Danish borders were redrawn further south, until the industry sector was initiated in the 19th century.
The area around Kalmar has been inhabited since ancient times. Excavations have found traces of Stone Age gravefields. However, the oldest evidence for there being a town is from the 11th century. The oldest city seal of Kalmar is from somewhere between 1255 and 1267, making it the oldest known city seal in Scandinavia.