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.
Sweet Adelines Region 31
Sweet Adelines International