A MULTI-AWARD winning singing group is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a glittering show at the Parr Hall.

Milltown Sound, known affectionately as The Millies, have won 13 medals and represented Warrington in Spain and the USA since their humble beginnings at Golborne Parkside Rugby Club where they meet and rehearse.

To celebrate the milestone the all-women barbershop chorus, which has members with an age range from 16 to 76, will be performing at Parr Hall this Saturday where they will be joined by special guests folk trio Tanglewood, international quartet Sound House and Lads Acapella.

Pauline Parr, who joined The Millies almost six years ago with her granddaughter Emily and daughter-in-law Cathy, said: “This is the biggest show we have arranged ourselves, we wanted to do something really special for our 10th anniversary.

“We are very excited and proud to have achieved so much within this time. We feel that this concert is the perfect way to celebrate.”

The Millies formed with 17 members in 2009 and 12 of the founding members are still singing with the chorus, including Kim Potter who took over as musical director in July 2013. There are currently 26 members.

They are part of the American-based Sweet Adelines International which has given the group the opportunity to perform and compete overseas.

One of their highlights was being placed fifth in the world at a competition in Houston, Texas in 2011.

They also competed at the Spanish Association of Barbershop Singers International Competition in 2018 and were ranked fourth.

Pauline, a Cinnamon Brow resident, added: “Competition day is both exciting and nerve wracking at the same time.

“We have performed at many large venues, including Birmingham Symphony Hall and The Sage, that hold thousands of people.

“Once we enter the warm up room, the countdown begins and the adrenaline starts to kick in. Waiting to step onto the stage our thoughts are on the lyrics, the notes and the choreography.

“My personal highlight was the first time I sang in competition at Nottingham Theatre Royal when we were sat waiting for the results in the auditorium. When the result was announced with the Millies winning gold the explosion of joy, tears, hugs and happiness was unbelievable.

“Our love of singing has made us all very close and we think of each other as an extended family.”

Milltown Sound’s 10th anniversary show at Parr Hall is this Saturday. For tickets email milltownsound@outlook.com