About us


The Chordettes were formed in 1974 and are one of the founder clubs in the Ladies Association of British Barbershop Singers (LABBS).


In 1992 the chorus won the British Ladies Barbershop Championships and had the priveledge of representing Britain in America the following year.


More recently in 2011 we became the International Bronze medallists at the International Barbershop Convention which was held in Galway, Ireland.


As you can see from the picture we are a mixed group of ladies with our youngest member being only 10 years old .... and she LOVES it.  We are always growing and changing; learning new songs, making new friends, having new experiences and adventures.

Once a year we take part in the Ladies Barbershop Convention where thousands of us meet up to compete, to sing together and to have fun.


International Bronze medallists - Ireland 2011








Our Musical Director - Sue Baxter
Sue  has recently taken over the directorship of the Chordettes after singing with them for seven years.
In her early twenties Sue had a cabaret act singing & playing trumpet in Mallorca where she lived for approximately three years. Later she studied at Dartington College of Arts & Bath College for her BA (Hons) in Music  & PGCE before becoming Head of Music in a local secondary school for a number of years.
Sue is a multi-instrumentalist & as well as leading the Chordettes also works privately teaching piano, working as a music specialist in primary schools, & taking groups in choir, pitched percussion & junk band in a local Saturday Music school.
She is delighted to have this opportunity of continuing the work to bring out the very best of the chorus & is thoroughly enjoying this new challenge.


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