The Vocal Majority Chorus

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The Vocal Majority® Chorus (VM) is a Dallas, Texas-based men's chorus of over 150 singers, billed as "America's Premier Pops Chorus." The VM is part of the Dallas Metro chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Under the direction of Jim Clancy, they have won a record eleven International Chorus Championships.

Several members of the Vocal Majority have also won the International Quartet Championship with the quartets Max Q, Acoustix, Side Street Ramblers, Dealer's Choice, Rural Route 4, and The Rapscallions.


History

Pull together a group of 100+ men volunteering from all walks of life with varying degrees of musical talent and experience, ask them to sing, and the listener may hear something that resembles beautiful music. But call that group The Vocal Majority® Chorus and stand Jim Clancy before them in the role of director, and one is in store for an extraordinary musical experience from a group that has touched literally tens of thousands of listeners around the world. The Vocal Majority® Chorus’ diverse repertoire encompasses music from barbershop favorites, classics to jazz, patriotic to sacred, rounded out with standards and Broadway pops.

Officially, The Vocal Majority® Chorus is the Dallas Metropolitan Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Not one of the 12 men who gathered on that first cold night of December 2, 1971, could have imagined the success of the VM. They wanted to form a chapter that would become the finest singing ensemble in the world. So, under the guidance of founder, first president, and marketing director Bob Arnold, the Chorus was born, and Ray Anthony consented to be the first director in April of 1972.

Vocal Majority® has performed in England, Scotland, and Canada. In its 30-year history, the VM has sung for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush.

Contest Placement

International

Eleven gold medals, a Society record. Ineligible for the two years following each gold medal.

1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980
3rd 1st 2nd 1st
1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
1st 1st 1st
1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
1st 1st 1st 1st
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
1st 1st 2nd 2nd

District (SWD)

Recordings

The Vocal Majority has released over twenty recordings, including:

  • Standing Room Only - 1976
  • Champs Back To Back - 1976
  • With a Song in Our Hearts - 1979
  • Here's to the Winners - 1980
  • From Texas With Love - 1981
  • A Decade of Gold - 1983
  • All The Best - 1983
  • The Secret of Christmas - 1985
  • For God, Country and You - 1988
  • I'll Be Seeing You - 1990
  • Alleluia - 1992
  • The Music Never Ends - 1996
  • How Sweet the Sound - 1997
  • The Vocal Majority with Strings - 1998

External Links


Barbershop Harmony Society - International Chorus Champions
1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972
1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992
1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
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