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

Recent News

Here are some of Benchmark's recent news items (the Home Page was getting a bit cluttered!).

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 the 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):

Check our Upcoming Performances page!

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
Sunday 26 August, 2012:  Benchmark wins both the Seniors and Open Quartet Gold medals at the Sunshine Region Contest again (held during Singfest 2012).  Five in  row for the Seniors Gold, and 4 out of 5 for the Open!

 Sunday 1 July, 2012:  Benchmark takes out 3rd place at the Australian Street Performers Championships at Surfers Paradise.  Thanks to all who voted for us!

Friday March 9, 2012:  Finally - Benchmark's CD is AVAILABLE FOR SALEClick here to order please (fill in the Contact Details form, and tick the Order CD checkbox).
Nov 28, 2011:  Book early for Benchmark and The Old Fella appearing together in one great show at Toowoomba's Empire Theatre on May 25, 2012
Nov 22, 2011:  Check our Upcoming Performances page
Nov 15, 2011: Benchmark featured on the third and final episode of Australia's Got Amazing Talent:
Sept/Oct 2011 - Benchmark wins Gold again, taking the Seniors Gold Medals in both the Australian National and Pan Pacific Championships
PREVIOUSLY:  Grand Finalists in Australia's Got Talent 2011.  To view video clips, see our Photos, Videos and MP3 page
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