The only barbershop chorus for women in Nottinghamshire was founded in 1992 by a group of teachers and students at Arnold Hill Comprehensive School. After two years of lunchtime rehearsals at the school, there was a need to take it all rather more seriously and the Lace City Chorus was born. Lace City Chorus now has around 70 members from all over the East Midlands. Women of all ages, backgrounds and of all musical abilities join us to sing, have fun and make lifelong friendships. Our members range in age from their 20s to their 80s. Our members are not professional musicians, but are from a variety of backgrounds and hold jobs such as sales manager, accountant, nurse, chemist, executive director, and teacher - as well as being wives, partners, mothers and aunties!
These days the chorus is highly regarded as one of the premier barbershop choruses in Europe, having won the regional championships (UK, Ireland and the Netherlands) an unprecedented six times. These successes have led to the chorus competing at the Sweet Adelines International Convention (the 'world championships' of Barbershop) in Detroit in 2005, Calgary in 2007, Nashville in 2009, Houston in 2009 , Las Vegas in 2015 and St Louis in 2018!
We rehearse at Colonel Frank Seely School in Calverton, Nottinghamshire on Wednesday nights from 7.15 - 10.00. Visitors are encouraged. Why not drop by and watch us rehearse - you will see why we love what we do!