About GEM Connection

GEM Connection Ladies Harmony Chorus is a National and
International Award-winning lady’s barbershop chorus, based on the
Nottinghamshire-Derbyshire border. Founded in 1998, with just 22
Ladies’ the chorus has since grown to 40 plus members.

GEM stands for The GREAT EAST MIDLANDS and ladies of all
ages travel from across the East Midlands to sing and perform with
our award-winning chorus.

The chorus is a member of the Ladies Association of British
Barbershop Singers (LABBS) and as well as performing in shows and
concerts we regularly take part in National Competitions.
We have also been successful in taking our music to Wales, Germany,
Holland, Buffalo in New York State of America and held a whirlwind
tour in Italy visiting Tuscany, Perugia and Florence.
Our most recent whirlwind European trip was in 2019 when the
Chorus travelled over to Calpe in Spain to represent Great Britain in
the Spanish International Barbershop Convention when we proudly
returned with the Silver Medal.

During 2020 and 2021 due to Corona virus the chorus continued to
meet with online Zoom rehearsals and have been reviving our
repertoire since returning to a brand-new rehearsal venue “The Kirk
Hallam Social Bar.” Ilkeston.

Gem Connection is a diverse and inclusive chorus and gives a warm
welcome to everyone.

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