Learning the art of barbershop is no mean feat but 10 new singers have risen to the challenge and completed our induction programme becoming official members of Lace City Chorus.
As can be seen in the pictures, the lovely ladies received their membership award during our coaching weekend with Barbershop royalty Britt-Helène Bonnedhal from Rönninge Show Chorus, Sweden.
The group had a taste of chorus life when they participated in our community chorus over Christmas. The 8 week course cumulated in a performance at Nottingham Trent University singing alongside Lace City. Since then the ladies have been through a fast track audition process which included voice tests and visual and vocal evaluations.
Laura Hughes, new baritone said: "It feels fantastic to be a fully fledged member of the chorus. It's amazing to know that I can sing to the required standard and so exciting to be part of such an incredible sound. Singing at this level is something I have always dreamed of so to be realising that dream is pretty life affirming.
"I have never been part of such a friendly and warm community of people. It's such a pleasure and I love it."
Glenn Chaney, Director of Lace City said: "We are so pleased to have the new voices in our chorus preparing for the big contest in May. They have risen to the challenge of learning our demanding music amazingly quickly and because of this we know they will be a great asset to us."
The 10 'newbies' are currently preparing with the chorus for the Region 31 the Quartet of Nations Sweet Adelines contest in May.
Images of each presentation can be found in our gallery.