A Bexley based a cappella group has won the chance to sing in Las Vegas after competing at the annual national barbershop competition over the weekend.

Viva Acappella, a 34-strong group of women aged 17 to 74-years-old, brought home an array of medals and awards following the competition at the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham.

The group's musical director Gaynor Schofield said: “This was the best weekend ever in barbershop for me.

"We achieved the highest score ever in chorus, most improved chorus and gold medal in the mid-size chorus contest with only 34 singers."

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Bexley based Viva Acappella has won the chance to compete internationally in Las Vegas.

The group competed against choruses from all over the UK and Netherlands, winning silver in the overall competition and gold in the quartet category. 

As a result Viva Acappella will be competing in the international competition held in Las Vegas against choruses from all over the world.

The singers, who come from all over South East England, practice weekly at the Veterans Club of Bexley.