Lace City

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Lace City Chorus from Nottingham, England are the 2014 Sweet Adelines Region 31 Chorus Champions and have won their regional contest a record-breaking five times. The chorus has competed at the Sweet Adelines International Convention in Detroit in 2005, Calgary in 2007, Nashville in 2009, Houston in 2009 and Las Vegas in 2015! They are currently ranked 25th out of more than 500 choruses in the world. In 2016 they were awarded the Region 31 silver medal, but qualified for international convention in 2017 on the basis of a wildcard score.


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 over 90 members from all over the East Midlands.


Glenn Cheney founded the Lace City Chorus in 1992 and has remained the Musical Director ever since. Once a humble chemistry teacher at Arnold Hill School, Glenn now works full time as a singing teacher. In 2004, Glenn was the first director in Region 31 to be awarded Master Director status, in recognition of the chorus scoring over 600 points in contest.

Contest Placement

Sweet Adelines Region 31

2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
3rd 2nd 1st 1st 1st
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
4th 1st 2nd

Sweet Adelines International

2005 2007 2009 2011 2015
29th 18th 20th 39th 25th

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