JOIN THE CHOIR
We are a friendly and purposeful group of around 80 adult singers of all ages and diverse backgrounds. We currently have singers living in Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and of course, the West Midlands.
We welcome good singers aged 18+ from many countries around the world, recognising the universal appeal of choral singing.
We rehearse every Wednesday from 7.15pm to 9.30pm in Edgbaston. Our rehearsal hall has free car parking on site and plenty of additional space on-street nearby .
Choir members pay a season’s subscription currently £196 per year. There is a reduced yearly fee for students of £48. Anyone else of limited means may talk to the Treasurer in confidence regarding payment of subscriptions.
Why not find out for yourself?
The best way to join the choir is to begin rehearsing with us when we start a new programme, which is usually (but not always) at the beginning of a term. For 2018/19 we are currently rehearsing for our Brilliant Bach programme to be performed late November. Rehearsals for our spring programme of Passiontide music start on 9 January 2019 and our summer spirituals programme on 3rd April 2019. If you like what you see and hear, you will be able to attend an audition session a few weeks into term with others who would like to join. probably answers most of the questions you might have about singing with the choir, and there is more information about auditions below, but please get in touch if you have other queries. If you wish to visit later in the term, with a view to joining the choir during a subsequent programme, we will also arrange that for you at a suitable point in the programme if possible.
To arrange a visit to a rehearsal, or for other information, please contact info - and please mention what voice part you sing!
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
• FAQs about the Choir and being a member