JOIN THE CHOIR
Looking to join a choir with a difference?
Birmingham Bach Choir is a large chamber choir singing a glorious variety of music, from large works with orchestra to intimate a cappella songs and motets, and everything in between, from the earliest to the most recent, and always aiming for the highest standards we can achieve – do look at our repertoire lists: Click here to whet your appetite! We have some wonderful programmes lined up for the next few years and are planning a tour to Krakow for 2024, circumstances permitting. If that sounds good, come and start rehearsing with us when we start a new programme, and then, if you like what you see and hear, after a few weeks you can attend an auditions session. The auditions are very short and friendly, all over and done with before you know it, so don’t be put off by the idea!
The next new programme starts after the summer break, when we begin rehearsing Bach’s splendid Christmas Oratorio for our performance at Lichfield Cathedral on 19th November. So, if you’d like to come and join us, be ready to start rehearsals on Wednesday 7th September 2022. Auditions will be on Wednesday 28th September, so put that in your diary! Carols will follow the Christmas Oratorio; in January we will begin preparing Rachmaninov’s Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, and in the summer will be enjoying a gorgeous programme of Brahms songs. If you’d like to come along, please email the Choir Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can make arrangements, answer any questions and make sure you have all the details you might 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 questions 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