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Medal hopes for local chorus

Posted on August 22 2007 at 2:31:37

Second City Sound

You may be surprised to know that Barbershop singing has a huge following in the UK, with thousands of members competing each year.

The Birmingham Ladies Chorus, Second City Sound, was founded in 1990.

Led by Musical Director and current Gold Medallist Rod Butcher, the 60-strong chorus has been ranked in the top eight choruses year after year, battling against nearly 30 UK ladies’ choruses.

The group has performed at Symphony Hall and the Birmingham Artsfest, and is available for hire for parties and events – its repertoire extends from the early years of the century through to the swing era, hits from the 50s and 60s plus contemporary film and show music.

On September 16, Second City Sound performs at Artrix in Bromsgrove (http://www.artrix.co.uk). Having developed a relationship with other local groups, the chorus will be joined by special guests the Barnt Green Choral Society – conducted by Steve Cowperthwaite and performing some Rogers & Hammerstein pieces.

The chorus will also fly the flag for Birmingham in the Irish Annual Convention, hoping to pick up a shiny new medal.

Second City Sound is currently fund-raising for the trip – if you would like to become an official sponsor, or to join the chorus, please contact Michelle Mills-Porter, on 0121 445 2033.

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