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Click the picture to read the article that was published in the Your Societies section of the Lancashire Telegraph on February 11, 2014

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Big Success at Prestigious Hazel Grove Music Festival

On 25th February 2012 the Red Rose Chorus competed at the Hazel Grove Music Festival, near Stockport.  Here is Emma proudly holding the certificate for Second Place …

… and Red Rose Chorus quartet Four To The Bar also took Second Place

Great Improvements at 2012 Convention at Southport

The chorus competed at the 38th National Barbershop Convention. The weekend was a great success with massive improvements in the scores given, especially in the performance category .. Onwards and upwards!

Emma moulding the sound

More Improvement at 2013 Convention in Bournemouth

The chorus is moving ever upwards. We felt we put in our best performance for many years at the 39th Annual Convention in Bournemouth and were delighted to achieve 20th place, out of 35. We upped our game but so did many others.

We are already looking forward to next year’s special 40th Anniversary Convention, in Harrogate, and are determined to get a position in the teens.

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October 2013
Four To The Bar achieved 6th place in the International Male Quartet section of the Annual Irish Convention of Barbershop Singers.

Emma and her quartet Northern Vibe were Bronze Medal Winners at the Ladies Association of British Barbershop Singers Convention in Llandudno. Go to Musical Director page to watch the video.

November 2013
Four To The Bar were placed 20th at the BABS prelims at the Birmingham Conservatoire, narrowly missing a place in the semi-fiinals.

The quartet competition was followed by the 2014 BABS Chorus Final Draw. As time went on it was beginning to look as though the Red Rose entry had gone missing somewhere. Eventually, the penultimate position (47) went to the White Rose Chorus with the Red Rose Chorus bringing up the rear at 48. It’s going to be a long day!

February 2014