| 27 May 2008
Vocal Academy’s success continues
Vocal Academy were in competitive action again over the bank holiday weekend, singing in the British Association of Barbershop Singers (BABS) national annual chorus competition. Vocal Academy competed with 37 other men’s British choruses, as part of the Association’s annual Convention, Sing 2008 which was this year hosted at Cheltenham Racecourse.
With 36 men on stage, and singing Roses of Picardy and It’s a Most Unusual Day, the Sawtry-based chorus shared eighth place with Hallmark of Harmony from Sheffield, improving on last year’s ninth place. The award Vocal Academy won at Sing 2007 in Scarborough last year, the Cambridge Scroll for the most improved chorus, went this year to the winners, The Great Western Chorus from Bristol.
Next May, Sing 2009 will be at Venue Cymru in Llandudno, where Vocal Academy plans to build on their continued success.
Full results available soon via BABS website (www.singbarbershop.com)
Other choruses local to VA competing were Shannon Express, Potton (joint 10th), Herward Harmony, Peterborough (30th) and MK A Cappella, Milton Keynes (23rd ).