Sheffield singer hits top note with group

SHEFFIELD Harmony member Laura Mitchell has won an award in recognition of ''her work for the fifty-five strong all-female a cappella chorus.''Laura, who sings baritone and lives in Ecclesall, was presented with The Sheena Ross ''Memorial Plate for her outstanding contribution to the barbershop style singing group.
SHEFFIELD Harmony member Laura Mitchell has won an award in recognition of ''her work for the fifty-five strong all-female a cappella chorus.''Laura, who sings baritone and lives in Ecclesall, was presented with The Sheena Ross ''Memorial Plate for her outstanding contribution to the barbershop style singing group.
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A Sheffield singer has been presented with an award in recognition of her work with a city choir.

Laura Mitchell, a member of Sheffield Harmony – a 55-strong a cappella chorus – was presented with The Sheena Ross Memorial Plate for her outstanding contribution to the barbershop style singing group.

Baritone Laura, from Ecclesall, joined in 2011 and is currently the membership secretary.

She was the former ‘sing-out co-ordinator’ for the chorus, a role which involves organising musical events.

Elaine Carter, Sheffield Harmony president, said: “Laura is a great asset to the chorus and since taking over as membership secretary two years ago she has helped increase membership levels.

“It is very fitting that she has received this award.”

Laura said: “It is wonderful to be part of Sheffield Harmony.

“I particularly enjoy the warmth of the friendships of the women.

“We have such fun singing together.

“I feel really honoured to be given the memorial plate for 2015.”

This year marks the 15th annual presentation of the plate, which is named in memory of a former member of the singing group.