Derby A Cappella were judged winners of the Barbershop class in this year’s Mansfield Festival of Music & Drama at the Palace Theatre, Mansfield on Monday 27 March. Our performance of Zing! Went the Strings of my Heart and As Time Goes By scored our highest mark ever of 90% (‘Outstanding – an exceptional performance both technically and artistically’) and drew a great response from the audience. The adjudicator commented on the ‘beautifully blended voices’ and the ‘expressive and communicative performance’.
Congratulations also to the barbershop quartet Special Blend (including our very own Baritone Ron Morris) who finished a very worthy 2nd. Afterwards, both groups joined for an impromptu ‘afterglow’ in the local pub to celebrate and to entertain customers and fellow drinkers!