Sun, Sea, Singing and Gold Medals

The ladies of Cheshire Chord Company headed out to Spain to compete in the International Chorus competition at SABS (Spanish Association of Barbershop Singers) in April and were proud to be awarded International Chorus Champions.

The perfectly Chorus in Spainsunny weekend started with the Quartet competition on Friday and our very own quartet Close Encounter were very pleased to receive 4th place with their highest score to date, plus the highest overall score for singing in the competition.

It was also a great day to catch up with friends from across the globe as members of LABBS, BABS, SABS, IABS, SNOBS and Sweet Adeline’s all came together for the convention.

On the Saturday, fifty five Cheshire Chord ladies woke up extra early for their morning rehearsal and then later took to the stage and sang their hearts out to win gold medals with a score of 80.5.

We would like to send our congratulations to Silver Lining Chorus and The Clywd Clippers who won silver and bronze awards in the International Competition. And also to Spangles, Bella A Capella and Barberidad who won gold, silver and bronze respectively in the SABS National Contest.

That evening we took to the stage to sing in the show along with the other medal winners and special guests Lemon Squeezy. An afterglow full of singing, fun, laughter and maybe one or two sangria’s followed. We were also joined on the day by some extra visitors who happened to be filming two of our members for a TV programme to be aired in the summer, more exciting details on this coming soon! On the Sunday it was time to go home and most of us grabbed the last chance to sit out in the sun before jetting back to the UK.

About Janine Gilbert

Vice Chair - Cheshire Chord Company
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