JOIN THE CHOIR
The choir welcomes good singers aged 18+ from many countries around the world, recognising the universal appeal of choral singing.
We normally rehearse every Wednesday from 7.15pm to 9.30pm in Edgbaston, where our rehearsal hall has free car parking on site and plenty of additional space on-street nearby. At the moment, due to the coronavirus pandemic, however, our rehearsals are working somewhat differently, and will temporarily be based near the city centre but still on Wednesday evenings.
Choir members pay subscriptions either annually or quarterly, and there is a generous reduction for full time student members. Anyone else of limited means may talk to the Treasurer in confidence regarding payment of subscriptions.
Why not find out for yourself?
If you are interested in joining the choir, we recommend that you come and start rehearsing with us when we start a new programme, which is usually (but not always) at the beginning of a term. If you like what you see and hear, you can then attend an auditions session, before the usual Wednesday rehearsal, a few weeks into the term or programme.
Rehearsals are now well advanced for our next concert at St Philip’s Cathedral on Saturday 4th December, but we will look forward to welcoming new singers in January, when we start rehearsals for our spring concert on Saturday 2nd April, celebrating the 150th anniversary of Vaughan Williams’ birth, also at St Philip’s Cathedral. Rehearsals for this programme will commence on Wednesday 12th January 2022, with auditions on Wednesday 2nd February.
If you are interested in joining Birmingham Bach Choir please get in touch with us via email@example.com. We can then can let you know what is happening, and all the details you need. Please make sure that mention your voice part (SATB and whether first or second), and a little about your choral experience and interest in the choir.
Our FAQ sheet includes all the essential details you need to know about singing with the choir – please Download our information sheet. There is more information on auditions below, but please get in touch if you have other queries about membership.
This is the feedback we received from one recent first-time visitor:
"I thought you might like to hear my reaction to the rehearsal I attended earlier this week. In a word, brilliant! It was so refreshing to see the whole choir listen and respond to the conductor throughout the rehearsal. I would like to apply for an audition".
Auditions consist of:
• Scales to test range
• A simple aural test - pick a note out of a chord
• Singing a piece of your own choice
• Sight reading