Tenor: Rob Menaker
Lead: Patrick Haedtler
Bass: Brett Littlefield
Bari: Alan Gordon
Three past-champion singers plus a hot young lead combined to bring MASTERPIECE the gold medals in Saturday’s world championship competition in Toronto.
Singing music ranging from Kathy Mattea’s “Where’ve You Been” to American classics “Tennessee Waltz” and “Sweet Lucy Brown,” the quartet emerged from a pack of fifty quartets at the contest, held at the 75th Anniversary Convention of the Barbershop Harmony Society.
Experienced singers bass Brett Littlefield and tenor Rob Menaker sang in 1996 champion Nightlife; baritone Alan Gordon sang in 2004 champ Gotcha!; and lead Patrick Haedtler previously sang in international competition with The Crush.
The top five finishers were, in order:
1. Masterpiece — 8041 points, 89.3%
2. Musical Island Boys — 8002 points, 88.9%
3. A Mighty Wind — 7924 points, 88%
4. Main Street — 7825 points, 86.9%
5. Forefront — 7758 points, 86.2%