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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 of 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 2014, the chorus celebrated their 25th anniversary and continues to progress every year. In 2017 they scored their highest competition score with 72.9% and a placing of 9th in the UK! In 2018, we  maintained our position as 9th in the UK.

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 19:00  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!


The Belles of Three Spires were formed in 1989. Michael Brough was MD of the Sounds of Three Spires Men’s Barbershop Chorus at the time and Michael’s partner Cherry Hartshorn was of the opinion that what the men could do, the girls could do better! She and six of her friends got together in her front room to try it out. The girls enjoyed the sound they produced and so Michael was asked to be their MD.  After a while, when a few more members had joined  Cherry took over as MD of the Belles.

In 1994, the chorus joined LABBS and formed the Coventry Ladies Barbershop Harmony Club. They performed at their first convention at Brighton, in 1995. Cherry left for Ireland in 1998, and David Morehen became MD in 2000. Paula Williams was then invited to be MD in 2003. During her time with the chorus, The Belles moved from 15th place to 4th place in the national competition. The Belles had arrived!

In 2008, Timm Barkworth became the MD of The Belles. 2009 brought our first success under Timm when we were crowned winners of the Majestic Choir Festival in Torquay and in 2011 we finished the year as 5th place chorus at the Harrogate 2011 LABBS Convention.

In June 2012, our assistant MD Lucy Guess (Edmonds) became acting MD and in 2013 we saw the appointment of Lucy as our permanent MD  on 30th January! With Lucy at the helm we have gone from strength to strength and were awarded the awards for The Most Improved Chorus and Most Improved Director at LABBS 2013 in October.  We have celebrated our 25th Anniversary in 2014 and in 2015 we achieved a score of 72.3% and increased our rankings again for the 3rd year in a row to 7th place.  2016 and 2017 saw the Belles work hard (and play hard) and this paid off at convention 2017 with a score of 72.9% and a placing of 9th in the UK, with our highest score in competition ever and awards for The Most Improved Chorus and Most Improved Director! In 2018, we maintained our position.


The Belles Christmas Cracker!

The Belles Christmas Cracker!   The Belles have had another wonderful festive season in 2018!  We have performed at a Winter Market for Mary Ann Evan’s Hospice, and at their remembrance service in Bedworth All Saints Church.  We also performed at Walsgrave...

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LABBS Convention 2018

We are proud to have retained our position at 9th in the UK!   The Belles had another fantastic time at LABBS Convention in Harrogate from the 26th to the 28th of October, 2018.  It was another brilliant convention and 'The Belles' are so proud to have been a...

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The Belles Premier with Tuxedo Junction

The Belles Premier with Tuxedo Junction!   As part of the preparation for the Convention in October, The Belles put on their show ‘The Premier’ on September 9th, 2018.  It was a fantastic opportunity to share the convention package with our friends and family in...

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Auction of Promises | August 2018

'The Belles' bring out their creative sides to raise funds for the choir.  'The Belles' each promised a task or skill that could be bid on.  Auction ‘prizes’ included paintings, tutoring, sewing, baking, flower arranging, baby massage classes, garden tours, and dog...

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

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Every Wednesday, 7pm

Our Location

Join us for Rehearsal, Wednesdays at 7pm

Willenhall Social Club

Robin Hood Rd

Coventry CV3 3B

United Kingdom