1 When and where do you rehearse?
We start our terms of singing in September, January, and April-May, for our concerts that are held around 12 weeks after the start of each term.
We rehearse every Monday, 18:45-20:45, and one Saturday a month, 12.00-17:00.
Our rehearsal venues are in Central London and include venues like St. Paul’s Church, Covent Garden, Freemasons Hall (for both the nearest tubes are: Covent Garden/Holborn) & St. Cyprian’s Church (nearest tube: Baker Street).
2 How much is it to join?
This year our subscriptions are:
First term for a new member – £50
Concession (unwaged) – £84
Full – £100
Subscriptions pay for the running costs of our rehearsals and we encourage our members to pay in the first month by offering a 10% discount on concession and full subscriptions. We do increase subscriptions commensurate with increases in rehearsal costs. If any of our members are having difficulties paying their subscription, we encourage them to speak to their Voice Rep.
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3 I am not sure if I’ll be available to attend rehearsals. Is there a minimum attendance requirement?
So we are all singing to a high standard in time for performance, we do ask that members attend all Monday rehearsals or not miss more than 3 in any term. Attending Saturday rehearsals can make up for Mondays you have missed. We do make exceptions in special circumstances – particularly if you’re a strong singer or know the work we are rehearsing – so do discuss this with your Voice Representatives – we have one for Sopranos, Altos, Tenors and Basses.
You can still enjoy singing with us in rehearsals and not perform, but most of us find that performing is the cherry on top of our term of singing together.
4 How do I know what voice part I should join? I’ve never sung in a choir before.
The soprano is the highest voice part and is usually sung by women and boys (before their voices break).
Alto is also usually sung by women but can be sung by male countertenors.
The tenor part is usually sung by men, but we do have some female tenors in the choir.
Bass is the lowest part and is usually sung by men with lower singing voices.
If you’re not sure, don’t worry! You can always switch voice parts. We have some singers with a broad singing range so they do change from term to term. If in doubt, contact the voice representative you think you’d like to start with and go from there.
Sarah Stephens – Soprano Voice Rep
Lynda Hall – Alto Voice Rep
Sue Vickers – Tenor Voice Rep
Tom Wilson – Bass Voice Rep
If you’re interested in joining us, contacting your voice rep is a good starting point should you have any further questions.