Sweet Adelines 2024 Convention

Sheffield Octagon played host to this year’s Region 31 Convention and boy, did we have a great time!

It was our first outing as part of the larger AA division for medium-sized choruses of 30-60 singers, and we came home with a Gold medal in that category plus a Bronze for 3rd place in the overall competition.

Sweet Adelines 2024 Convention

We also achieved our best ever regional competition score with 617, meaning we could well be in the running to qualify for the 2025 International competition. But regardless of this, it was a fantastic achievement and it was great to see six of our newer chorus members experience the "First Timer" delights, friendship bonds and fun to be had at this brilliant Sweet Adelines contest.

Gold medals Gold medals

We were also thrilled to welcome back three members who sang with us in Louisville to perform our Silver Medal-winning International set - The Great British Baking Contest - opening the show for the final evening’s entertainment. We very much enjoyed hearing our Bass section lead Fran’s arrangements - Something Inside So Strong as part of the mass sing, and Ed Sheeran’s Perfect, performed by Lace City Chorus.

 The Great British Baking Contest
 Image courtesy of Scruffy Whippet Media and Quartet of Nations Region 31

We also cheered loudly for our "Unsung Champion" award winner Helen Blount who gave so much as our events coordinator in the run-up to International and then took on the lead role in our set, performing under pressure as the marvellous Cherry Bakewell.

Unsung Champion Cherry Bakewell

You can see all the fun of convention here:

Bake Off - Official Photos - Fun Pictures


2024 is shaping up to be another fabulous year for making memories, with lots of exciting concerts and gigs on the calendar!