Joining the ChoirWould 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 of course, although if you have to miss more than a couple of rehearsals for a given concert (especially rehearsals immediately before a concert), then the musical director may ask you to stand down from that 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 and workshops.
Sign me up!
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Become a PatronIf 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
- Mrs. Patricia Parkes (President)
- Mrs. M. Bramall
- Mrs. H. Hall
- Mr N.B. Kingon
- Mrs. W.M. Kingon
- Mrs P. MacLaurin
- Mrs J. Martin
- Mrs H. Nest
- Mr A. Osborne
- Mrs F. Sanderson
- Mr A.G. Sharp
- Mrs J. Sharp
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