The Choir - Join Us
We are a friendly group of 45 singers with a wide age range. We have a broad repertoire covering unaccompanied short polyphonic pieces to large scale works requiring considerable orchestral forces which encompasses music from the pre-Renaissance period right up to the 21st century. Rehearsals are purposeful and fun and sometimes followed by a visit to the local pub!
Under our Music Director's baton our reputation and repertoire continue to grow as we seek to explore music which gives us the opportunity of performing works outside the standard repertoire.
We stage three of our own concerts a year and in addition accept invitations to sing from other organisations.
What members enjoy and say about the Choir:
~ Friendliness ~ Aims for high standards ~ Encouragement/learning
~ Singing with orchestra ~ Well organised rehearsals & events
~ Good leader/good accompanist ~ Sense of achievement after concerts
~ "I thoroughly enjoyed my first choir rehearsel last night. What a lovely bunch of people and such a high standard of musicianship all round. Really looking forward to being part of the choir."
We are always pleased to welcome competent, reliable singers. Opportunities exist to sing solos and join a semi-chorus.
Come and try us out for a couple of rehearsals at the start of a new term (for dates see below)
Try us for a couple of rehearsals after which our Music Director will allocate you to the part most suitable for your voice.
Members are expected to attend at least 75% of rehearsals (preferably more) and commit to sing in all our major concerts during the season.
If you would like to know more please get in touch with our Secretary: Adrienne Bishop by completing the form on our Contact Us page.
We get together annually for an enjoyable social evening with a hot meal followed by some entertainment which this year was provided by members of the choir.
Annual membership fee is currently £85. Under 25s are free. Payment is due in September. If you wish to pay your subscription in two instalments, in September and January, the fees will be £45 on both occasions giving a total subscription of £90. Subscriptions are not normally refundable.
Our next concert will be on Saturday 17 March 2018 at St. Andrew's Church, Paddock Wood. Rehearsals will start on Tuesday 2 January 2018.