Tuesday evenings in the Autumn and Spring terms.
8pm - 10pm, with a short break for refreshments.
Plus Saturday afternoon on the day of the concert.
We understand that it may difficult for choir members to attend all rehearsals, but if you know you are going to be absent, it is helpful if you can let our secretary, Kate, know.
If you need to miss more than two rehearsals, we request that you to talk to Paul.
It is especially important that you attend the last two rehearsals, which take place in the concert venue.
Rehearsals: The Methodist Church, Haslingfield
Concerts (and last 2 rehearsals): All Saints’ Church, Haslingfield.
You don’t need to buy your own sheet music, as we hire enough copies for each member of the choir and orchestra to borrow. However, some choir members like to buy their own score, so if that is the case, it would be worth finding out in advance which edition we are using, to make it easier during rehearsals.
Can I try out rehearsals?
You are welcome to try out a rehearsal to see if you would like to join us. There is no audition, but Paul may wish to hear you sing to see where your voice fits within the choir. We are happy for members to attend rehearsals even if they are not able to sing in the concert at the end of the term.
Help learning the music
One of our choir members has developed a very helpful learning tool that can be found at www.learnchoralmusic.co.uk. We also recommend CDs and YouTube videos for familiarising yourself with the music.
"It's most unusual to have in one's village a choir whose Musical Director, most of the choir and orchestra walk home afterwards!”