Ladies’ chorus sings for new members

They’ve been around for the last 15 years now and it’s hard not to hear them practicing when driving past the Grandstand Community Centre.

They are the Lincoln Sounds Ladies’ Barbershop Chorus and this May they’re holding a one-off workshop to recruit new female members aged 16 or over.

The workshop is going to be held on May 21 at Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School on Wragby Road and begins at 9.30am, running until 5pm.

The group’s Musical Director Pat Barnett explained the workshop will culminate in a show for attendants’ friends and family to watch.

“We already have the music ready to be sent out to anyone who registers; the song for the workshop is going to be I will follow him from Sister Act; I think it’s a song fun song that a lot of women enjoy.

“The women will have until the workshop to learn it and choose which part they want to sing — as we sing in four-part harmony.

“Everyone is welcome to the workshop, but we are definitely looking at younger members to help the chorus move on.”

Founded in 1995, the Ladies’ Barbershop Chorus sing American-style barbershop harmonies, as well as contemporary and popular songs.

Registration for the one-day workshop is already open, costing £10 (including the showcase at the end of the day).