One of the best barbershops set for homecoming in Cheddington

A FEMALE a cappella quartet from Beds and Bucks perform in Cheddington on Sunday, after being named one of the 10 best groups in the world at the annual Sweet Adelines international contest of women barbershop singers in Texas.

Finesse are Helen Owen of Cheddington, Beth Brimmicombe of Pitstone, Tanya Jenkins of Flitwick and Nicky Salt of Biggleswade.

The group is hosting a celebration show at 7pm on Sunday at Cheddington Village Hall where they will perform their favourite songs and festive additions,

Joining them will be champion men’s quartet Evolution, and the show will include eight-part songs featuring both quartets – which include husband and wife Helen and Stuart Owen.

Tenor Helen said: “We don’t often get the chance to sing together in our home village so this will make it a very special occasion.”

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