Chiltern Choir


Joining the Choir

Would you enjoy singing with a friendly group of like-minded people who enjoy making good music together?
  • Must I be able to read music? It's not essential, but an ability to read music is a definite plus.
  • Do you audition? If, after you've attended a couple of rehearsals, you decide to join the choir, you'll be invited to sing a short piece of your choice for the musical director. This informal voice test is just to check that you can sing acceptably well (in tune and in time; virtuoso performances not required!), and to ensure that you're assigned to the right part in the choir.
  • When and where are rehearsals? We rehearse Tuesday evenings, 19:50–22:00, during school term, at the Free Church, Chorleywood (Hillside Road, no more than a 5-minute walk from Chorleywood station).
  • I may have to skip some rehearsals. That's okay, but if you have to miss more than a couple of rehearsals for a given concert (or rehearsals immediately before a concert) the musical director may ask you to stand down from the performance.
  • What does it cost? Like all amateur choirs, we have to raise a subscription to cover the costs of our rehearsal and performance venues, professional accompanists, etc. The current rate is £50 per term (£150 p.a.), inclusive of music scores.
  • Sign me up! Please email us at .

Become a Patron

If your interest lies mainly in listening rather than singing, then you might like to consider becoming a Patron. For an annual fee of only £30, patrons are entitled to:
  • Complimentary tickets to any two of our concerts each year
  • Advance publicity
  • Inclusion in the mailing list for our 'Chorus Lines' newsletter
  • Invitations to social and other events
  • Your name in concert programmes
For further information contact John Facer (01923-283250; ).
Current Patrons:
     Mrs Patricia Parkes (President)
     Mrs M. Bramall Mrs H. Hall Mr N.B. Kingon
     Mrs W.M. Kingon Dr R. MacLaurin Mrs P. MacLaurin
     Mrs J. Martin Mrs H. Nest Mr A. Osborne
     Mrs F. Sanderson Mr A.G. Sharp Mrs J. Sharp

 

Honorary Members

The following have been made Honorary Members in recognition of their extended service to the Choir:
Mrs K. Darby
Mr J. Facer
Mr M. Gaudie
Prof. I. Howarth
Mr D. Lloyd
Dame G. Pugh
Mrs A. Sedgwick
Mr D. Treanor
Mr N. Wax