The first Region 34 contest was held in 1990.
Contests were every 2 years until 2004 when they became annual events.
There were only 3 choruses competing in our first ever contest in 1990. In 2002, a record 29 choruses competed. Now about 20 choruses usually compete each year.
Choruses must compete at least once every 3 years but they can compete more than this if they wish.
Endeavour Harmony Chorus currently hold the regional record of 662 points (out of a maximum of 800 points) achieved in 2014.
This chart shows the highest scores ever achieved by each chorus.
This graph shows the scores over time of the top 10 Region 34 choruses.
You can see that 5 of the 10 choruses scored less than 400 in their first contest – and all have had drops along the way.
The road to excellence is never easy!
This graph shows the scores over time of the choruses ranked 11-20 in Region 34.
This graph shows the scores over time of the choruses ranked 21-32 in Region 34.
Perth Harmony has won the most first place medals (9) and 14 medals in total.
Melbourne have won 5 first place medals and 16 medals in total in the overall placings. (This table does not include any Div A or AA medals)
In the midsize Chorus contest (31-60 singers), Melbourne leads the table having won 5 first place Midsize (AA) chorus medals, 2 second place and one third place medals.
Murrumbidgee Magic own this category at the moment having won 7 first place medals, 3 second place medals and a third place medal.
Region 34 has held 23 contests up to and including 2019.
Coastal A Cappella have entered the most contests (19) or 86% of the contests they could have entered since that chorus started.
Only Vocalescence has entered a higher percentage of contests possible since that chorus started (89% or 8 of the 9 contests since 2011).
Endeavour holds the record for the most improved score from one contest to the next – A 152 point jump from 404 in 1998 to 556 in 2000.
See Chorus Results (Excel) - to be updated