Do I have to be able to read music to join the choir?
No, as Elaine (our Choir Director) teaches by example and repetition, and backing tracks are provided before a concert to help with practice at home. Elaine also explains the notations on the music scores so most novices find they pick up at least a small amount of score reading as they go.
How do I get involved?
Please visit our Join the Choir page and fill out and submit the form to register your interest and come along to a rehearsal to meet us and see how we do things – rehearsal dates are published on our website Home page. If you’d like to know more before registering, why not come along to one of our concerts? You can also keep an eye on our website for news and information about our and other local music events.
Do I have to audition to be a member?
No, we don’t ask anyone to audition to join, but if we have solo parts available for any of the songs in our concerts, Elaine (our Choir Director) will hold auditions for these.
I’m not sure what part I should sing. How can I find out?
If you’re not sure, come and have a chat with Elaine (our Choir Director) when you first come to choir and she will help you work out which part best suits you.
Do I have to come every week?
No, how often you come is your choice. However, the more often you come the quicker and easier it will be to pick up the music and get to know people. Elaine also asks that those wanting to sing in a concert attend a minimum number of rehearsals and training days (confirmed in advance for each concert) to ensure that everyone knows the programme and where and when they need to be in position.
Do you wear a uniform of any sort?
The only criteria for a uniform for our concerts is a bold, brightly coloured top (no pattern) and either dark coloured or white trousers/skirt.
Do you have any social events?
Sadly, the Covid pandemic has meant that we have not been able to hold any social events over the last couple of years, but we hope to get something planned soon.