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.

New Year, New Home

New Year, New Home

We have moved!   The Belles have been lucky, and honoured, to call Warwick Road United Reformed Church (WRURC) our home for the last two years.  They have been so friendly, welcoming and accommodating throughout.  Unfortunately, all good things must come to an...

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The Belles Christmas Cracker!

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

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

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

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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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