Natalie is part of LABBS' board. The Ladies Association of British Barbershop Singers was founded in 1976. LABBS has grown to have 50 clubs and over 2000 members located up, down, and across the country from Cornwall to Scotland. Cheshire A Cappella Chorus is one of them.
LABBS' key objectives are to provide regular education for the members to continue to grow and develop in the craft of barbershop and harmony. This is offered through regional education days, national quartet weekends and many other events, which all aim to increase members' knowledge of barbershop and raise performance skill levels. Being part of this gives access to the Cheshire A Cappella Members all the benefits of the Association.
LABBS Chair Natalie Feddon has been touring the nation, meeting LABBS choruses and presenting LABBS benefits to all members. In June, Nathalie visited us in Wilmslow. We shared some songs we love to sing and talk about next autumn's LABBS Convention.
This event is an exciting weekend, packed with competitions for choruses and quartets and shows with talented performances from the best barbershops across the UK and barbershop organisations worldwide. Representatives from this organisation also compete with success at a European level and travel to showcase their best talent — a chance to raise our performance skills and experience.
Natalie also reminded us that in 2021 The Ladies Association of British Barbershop Singers (LABBS) had become the first all-women international organisation to enter an alliance agreement with the Barbershop Harmony Society.
Cheshire A Cappella Chorus is thrilled by the new perspectives of singing together and looks forward to being at the Bournemouth Convention.