Every year thousands compete in the world’s greatest singing competition… that you’ve never heard of.
AMERICAN HARMONY journeys deep into the ultra-obsessive, zany, and heartfelt world of competitive barbershop singing, where passion is equaled only by raw talent, and the reward is not fame or fortune, but simply victory. The film focuses on 4 quartets vying to win the International Championships of Barbershop Singing, in what turns out to be the closest and most controversial victory in its 70 year history. Max Q is the heavy favorite – a superstar quartet
comprised of former Champions. Looking to upset them is OC Times (The
Heartthrobs), Vocal Spectrum (The Rookies) and Reveille, an aging
foursome that has been singing together for 30 years.
In total fifty quartets duke it out for the coveted gold medal, while facing the pressures of quartet life – from big egos to brain cancer and everything in between. To win, it’s not enough to have one “Idol,” a quartet must have perfect harmony.