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The Phoenicians is the primary performing group of the Greater Phoenix Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, and has been an institution in the Phoenix, Arizona (USA) area for over seventy years. Chartered in 1943, they have—like the Phoenix of mythology—risen to become one of the premiere performing organizations in the Society, have captured the title of International Chorus Champion—the highest achievement in the Society—three times, and have earned 14 medals in international competition, making them one of the most decorated choruses in Society history.
The chorus has performed throughout the United States and Canada, and travelled to the United Kingdom in 1999 for a special performance headlining the 25th Jubilee Anniversary of the British Association of Barbershop Singers, one of the Society's affiliate organizations.
The Phoenicians is involved in Harmony Explosion, a program to introduce young men and women to a cappella four-part harmony singing; working with area high school music educators, they have been beneficial in stimulating music programs in schools valley-wide, providing music, direction, coaching and workshops, and have provided funds to send youth quartets to competitions and summer music camps.
Far Western District Chorus Champions
1966, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1993, 1996, 1997
International Medalist Chorus
1967, 1968, 1970, 1975, 1979, 1981, 1986, 1988, 1993, 1994, 1996
International Chorus Champions
1972, 1976, 1883