How to join LABBS

Interested in membership? Read on...

We'd love to welcome you to LABBS - a group of over 2,000 women across the UK who have one thing in common - we love to sing in harmony.

You can either join LABBS as a member of one of our 60 Choruses based around the UK, or as an individual member of Club at Large, a group of around 200 members who are not part of a particular Chorus.

Membership benefits:

  • Access to world class education programme
  • Access to international coaches, educators and judges
  • Opportunities to compete at annual convention in Chorus or quartet
  • A quarterly magazine, VoiceBox
  • Access to grants and awards
  • Indemnity insurance for your club or quartet
  • Club membership of Making Music
  • Volunteering opportunities to develop new skills
  • Being part of the international Barbershop Harmony Society Alliance, with associated benefits and opportunities
  • Friendship and support from over 2,000 like-minded members

Youth Chorus

If you are aged 29 or under you are very welcome to join the LABBS Youth Chorus. This vibrant group of young women are drawn from across the country and rehearse and sing together at convention.

Not near a LABBS Chorus?

Coast to Coast is a Club for members who don't live near a LABBS Club, but who get together at a central location to rehearse, make and foster friendships, have fun and learn together.  


There are different levels of annual membership subscriptions. These are set annually by the Board of Directors and for 2024 are:
Full Membership :
Youth Membership :
(aged 25 and under)
Affiliate Membership :
(members of Affiliate Clubs)
Associate Membership :
(non-singing members)

If you have any questions regarding membership please contact your local Chorus or contact the LABBS Membership Director :  

Ready to Join?

Applying as an individual member

If you decide to join LABBS as an individual member please complete the application form below and send it to the Membership Director by email:

LABBS Membership Form LABBS Membership Form (356.7kb)


Setting up a new Chorus or joining LABBS as an existing Chorus

If you are looking to set up a brand new chorus, or are an existing chorus or choir interested in joining LABBS and singing in the barbershop style, further information is available on the New Clubs page.