The Belles of Three Spires +44(0)779 2963730 info@thebelles.org.uk

The Belles of Three Spires

Coventry based, a capella, barbershop group.

 

The Belles of Three Spires was founded in 1989 and performed at their first convention in 1995.

Their current musical director, Lucy Guess, was appointed in January 2014. With Lucy at the helm, the chorus won awards for Most Improved Chorus and Most Improved Director at LABBS in 2013 and 2017. In 2017 they scored their highest competition score with 72.9% and a placing of 9th in the UK! In 2019, the chorus celebrated their Pearl 30th anniversary and continues to progress every year.

Singers of any experience are welcome, members don’t need any previous experience or the ability to read music. Being a Belle is all about finding your voice!

We rehearse on Wednesdays at 7pm at Willenhall Social Club

67 Members

We currently have 67 members

and new members are always welcome!

30 Years

Happy Birthday to us!

We have entered our 30th year in 2019!

History

Timeline:

1989 – Founded by Michael Brough who was at that time MD of the Sounds of Three Spires Men’s Barbershop Chorus. His partner Cherry Hartshorn thought they could match the men, and she started with with six friends and later became MD once a few more members had joined.

1994 – The chorus joined LABBS and formed the Coventry Ladies Barbershop Harmony Club.

1995 – Performed at their first Convention at Brighton.

2000 – David Morehen became MD.

2003 – Paula Williams was invited to be MD. The Belles moved from 15th place to 4th place in the national competition.

2008 – Timm Barkworth became MD.

2009 – Winners of the Majestic Choir Festival in Torquay.

2011 – Placed 5th at the LABBS Convention in Harrogate.

2012 – Assistant MD Lucy Guess (Edmonds) became acting MD. Sang at Coventry Cathedral to welcome the Olympic Torch and also at Paralympics.

2013 – Appointment of Lucy as permanent MD. Awarded The Most Improved Chorus and Most Improved Director at LABBS Convention.

2014 –  25th Silver Anniversary.

2015 – Increased score for third year running to 72.3% and increased ranking to 7th place at the LABBS Convention.

 2017 – Highest ever competition score of 72.9% and a placing of 9th in the UK, awarded The Most Improved Chorus and Most Improved Director at LABBS Convention.

LABBS Convention October 2019

LABBS Convention October 2019

The Belles of Three Spires have just returned from the LABBS Convention held 26th - 27th October in Llandudno, North Wales. We worked (and played) hard, sang well and had an amazing time!

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Shows and rehearsals

Shows and rehearsals

Our MD Lucy directing us at our recent dress rehearsal recently as a show for family and friends which followed a training day. In other news, our Assistant MD April Stevens directs our brother male chorus Three Spires Harmony and they sung at BABBS in Bournemouth,...

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Coaching sessions

We have benefited from coaching from Neil Firth (twice), Liz Garnett and Gary Plaag.  They all brought their own unique flavour and we were inspired from their teachings.

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Pearl celebrations continue…

Pearl celebrations continue…

We have been so busy over the last few months!  We continued to celebrate our 30th year with our annual dinner in June as a themed 80s night.  We were fortunate enough to have LABBS PRO Rita Hulands (AKA Prince) to present LABBS awards.

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Pearl Ball | Our 30 Year Anniversary!

Pearl Ball | Our 30 Year Anniversary!

The Belles Celebrate 30 Years Together!!!   The Belles celebrated in style their 30th Anniversary on Saturday April 6th 2019 at the Heart of England Conference Centre.  A fantastic night was had by all, singing, eating, and dancing the night away.  

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Inspired Harmony with Grand Central Chorus

Inspired Harmony with Grand Central Chorus

  Inspired Harmony   Grand Central Chorus,  five-times UK Champions, hosted and performed in an incredible evening of four-part harmony singing. They were joined by special guests Three Spires Harmony and The Belles of Three Spires both based in Coventry. The...

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Contact

The Belles of Three Spires are available for bookings and we are very open to new members! To book us for an event, or if you have any questions about joining us as a member, please don’t hesitate to get in touch using one of the methods below.

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Join Us at Rehearsal

Every Wednesday, 7pm

Our Location

Join us for Rehearsal, Wednesdays at 7pm

Willenhall Social Club

Robin Hood Rd

Coventry CV3 3B

United Kingdom