Second City Sound is Birmingham’s only female barbershop chorus under the direction of Rob Barber. SCS aim to push the boundaries of singing excellence, musicality and performance, and do this by entering prestigious national and regional competitions, performing both locally and further afield and coaching our singers to develop singing techniques. In the photograph above we are on the convention stage in Bournemouth for the 2017 LABBS convention.
We have a varied repertoire 1920’s to the 60’s from Noel Coward songs the Beatles to Barry Manilow and recently a song from a Disney Pixar film has found its way into our repertoire. We also have a number of Christmas songs.

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About Us

From a group of women who loved to sing we have developed into a charity that unite women from around the West Midlands and further afield in their mutual love of singing. In November 2015 we celebrated our 25th year and from our humble beginnings we have gone from strength to strength. We are the only Ladies Barbershop chorus in Birmingham and currently have about 55 members.
We compete at LABBS annual Convention and normally rank within the top ten.
With years of barbershop history and providing a legacy of joy and passion for singing for those women who experience the lifelong friendships on the choral risers each week as well as being part of Second City Sound we continue to positively impact women’s lives and help them find their voices, build confidence, enhance their vocal abilities, as well as creating lifelong friendships.

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The chorus accepts invitations to sing at all kinds of functions as well as organizing our own shows with our blend of barbershop harmony which is the heartbeat of this worldwide hobby, singing at weddings, civil partnerships and celebrations; corporate and charity events.
If you think a chorus may be too big for your occasion, you might want to consider a quartet. We have a former silver medallist quartet within our chorus who are always in the top of the UK annual convention.
Whatever your event, email us on secondcitysound@gmail.com.
If you are interested in singing with us, we meet every Monday evening, except bank holidays, throughout the year at Grove Vale School, Monksfield Avenue, Great Barr, Birmingham B43 6AL.
Rehearsal time is 8.00 to 10.30pm. We warmly invite you to come along and have a listen and even join in with warm ups. Get a taste of barbershop and whether it is for you. Our rehearsals are a mixture of vocal craft sessions and song learning. We have regular coaching sessions with some of the best coaches in the country and every rehearsal includes a great deal of laughter and fun.

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If you have any questions you would like answering you may contact us on secondcitysound@gmail.com, contact our membership secretary Elaine on 0121 384 4729, or use our contact form:

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Gallery Archive

Here you can view a pictorial archive of some events and performances where Second City Sound were major participants  both on and off stage! We take our performance very seriously as we always wish to produce our best entertainment for our audiences, but many of us also like to let our hair down a bit and enjoy an “Afterglow” where we will mingle with the public and usually give an impromptu performance or two. We love to sing!

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