Will I need to prepare for the audition?
We don’t ask you to bring a prepared piece for the audition. The audition is an opportunity to find out more about you and your musical interests. You will be asked to sing a short extract from the music learnt in the rehearsal. If successful, Jonathan will allocate you to the appropriate section (Soprano, Alto, Tenor or Bass) on the basis of your audition.
Will I need to be able to read music?
It’s not a necessity, but as many members do, you will learn from singing with them. While a basic musical understanding would be helpful, a commitment to learning the music is more important.
Is there a subscription?
Yes – the current annual fee for membership for the 2018-2019 season (September through to June) is £100.
Will I have to buy music?
Yes – music scores are ordered at the beginning of each term which are then either bought (or occasionally) hired by choir members.
When do the rehearsals take place? Do I have to attend them all?
Rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings from 7pm till after 9pm. See our information about rehearsal dates. There is a short interval in the middle.
Choir members are expected to attend no less that two thirds of all rehearsals in order to be eligible to perform. Where attendance falls below this mark, eligibility to perform will be at the discretion of the conductor.