Norbert Hamnes

After 15 years singing in the choral world Norbert discovered Barbershop music in 1987. He was a founding member of the First Cologne Barbershop Choir, EKBC.

Out of numerous quartet initiatives he was fortunate to earn two gold medals within the BinG! quartet contest with Viertakt (1993) and TONIKUM (2014).

In 2005 he started conducting and since 2010 he directs the women’s chorus Barbershop Blend from Geldern and since 2011, the Heavy Medal Chorus.

Norbert is a founding member of the German Barbershop Association BinG!Barbershop in Germany! and served as board member from 2002 – 2016 and 2023 – current.

In the recent past he was active in 2 programs:

  1. BinG! Coaching Certification Program
  2. BHS Candidate in the judging program for the singing category.

Since Summer 2023 he’s a certified BHS judge in the singing category.