SHEFFIELD Harmony vocal group has a brand new member – and she’s already proving what a fine pair of lungs she has.
With more than 60 women in the ranks the inevitable has happened.
The ladies in the group have welcomed the birth of their first great-grandchild –Freya Victoria Rhodes.
She’s the great-granddaughter of very proud Betty Robinson who has been singing with Sheffield Harmony for 37 years.
Betty, from Eckington, said: “At one time, there were four of us who became grandmothers at the same time.
“But I never thought I’d be the first to become a great grandmother.”
Members of the chorus are keen to introduce two-week-old Freya to their world of barbershop style music and performance.
“In the past we’ve had some beautiful flamboyant costumes made from gorgeous bright materials,” said Betty. “I’m sure we’ll be able to run up something for Freya to wear before too long so she can enjoy the glamour.”
And Freya has a tough act to follow – over the years great grandma has not only performed but has been responsible for stage make-up, vocal warm-ups, performance skills and costume.
“Although there has been a lot of modernisation over the years, I can still teach the younger ones a trick or two,” said Betty. “And now I’ve got an even younger one to teach!”