The Choiris self-funding, with income from members’ subscriptions and ticket sales.
Membersare expected to be able to read music but need not be expert sight-readers. There are no formal auditions but the Music Director gives new members an informal vocal assessment, and is always willing to offer advice on matters of vocal technique.
Singing in a choir is a very enjoyable pastime with great artistic rewards. It develops the voice and musical skills and gives an insight into languages. Research shows that singing is beneficial to health and well - being. It reduces stress levels and increases aerobic fitness. It can build confidence in public speaking. There is a real thrill in working with people of different ages and backgrounds to produce an excellent performance, so there is a social element too.
Bursaries– the choir offers up to four bursaries per year (one in each voice part) to singers aged under 25. The recipients receive free membership and their own copies of the year’s music.
How to join – the choir meets each Tuesday with the aim of producing three concerts a year in March/April, June/July and November/December.
If you are interested in joining the choir please contact the secretary.