We're a very friendly choir and we warmly welcome new members, experienced or otherwise. You should have a love of music and singing, together with
a willingness to practise and to attend rehearsals regularly. The only formal requirement is that you are able to sing your part in tune. It is also very useful if you can
read music and follow a score.
All potential new members are given a voice consultation by our friendly music director, David Gibson. This usually takes place after you have attended rehearsals for a month, by which time you are likely to have decided whether you want to become a member. The consultation consists of singing a short piece that you know (perhaps a folk song or carol), followed by a very short aural test. It lasts only a few minutes and do you not need to make any special preparations.
So, if you enjoy singing and are keen to meet others who share a love of music, we would be delighted to hear from you. As listed on our Home Page, we are currently offering some big discounts on membership, which is normally £175 a year, or just £3.40 a week. All new members receive their first term free, saving one-third of the annual subscription. Under 30s get a 50% discount on the annual membership. Tenors and basses can join for a whole year for free. And students pay nothing at all!
So if you are interested, do get in touch (details below), or just come to one of our regular Tuesday evening rehearsals, held from 7.15 to 9.30 at St Matthew's Church, Chichester Road, East Croydon CR0 5NQ - see map below. Our season runs from September to June.
As well as our concerts and rehearsals, we hold various social activities through the year, including meals out and pub trips. We also run informal training events, such as our vocal workshops, which are open to all members.
To join us or find out more, contact Katharina Kreissig, our membership secretary, using our contact page.
Calendar of events and rehearsals for 2023