All-women barbershop groups to compete for title

Hundreds of women from across the UK and the Netherlands will descend on Nottingham today to vie for a place in the chorus and quartet 2015 World Championships.

Up to 1,500 members of all-female barbershop groups will perform before international judges at the Theatre Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham today and tomorrow, for the Sweet Adelines International Region 31 Convention.

The competition will be held at the Theatre Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham Credit: Google Maps

One chorus and one quartet will win the chance to represent the UK and Netherlands in Las Vegas next year.

Sweet Adelines International is one of the largest singing organisations in the world, with around 24,000 women singing as part of 500 choruses and 1,200 quartets.

Among them is the Nottingham-based Lacy City Chorus, which has 90 members. The group has won the regional contest four times, claiming a place in previous world championships in Detroit, Calgary, Nashville and Houston.