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 possible tour to Krakow for 2025, circumstances permitting. If that sounds good, come and start rehearsing with us when we start our next programme!
Rehearsals for Beautiful Brahms (and bloomin’ beauteous it is, too!) are now well under way, but we will be welcoming interested singers to join us at the beginning of next term, starting on Wednesday 6th September, when we will start rehearsals for Bach’s wonderful motet Furchte dich nicht, Scarlatti’s Stabat Mater and Liszt’s Missa Choralis, which we will be performing in Birmingham on 19th November. In the New Year we will be preparing to sing Bach’s wonderful St Matthew Passion, at Lichfield Cathedral in March, and next summer have a fascinating programme of English choral music... one treat after another, in fact! If this is your sort of thing, come along at the beginning of September (Wednesday 6th September), and if you like what you see and hear, you can audition on 27th September. The audition is short and friendly, all over and done with before you know it, so don’t be put off by the idea! If you’re not sure it’s for you, come along anyway at the beginning our next programme after the summer break for a week or two to see what goes on: no obligation at all! Seeing and hearing first hand is the best way to find out, after all…
Just 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 (and whether first or second) – at the moment, altos, tenors and basses are particularly welcome, but there may also be opportunities for one or two sopranos in the autumn, so don’t delay! Get in touch if you’d like to sample this feast of choral music with us next season...
We offer special subscription rates for full time students and singers aged 25 and under – see our FAQs for details.
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
Further details can be downloaded by following the link to Choir Audition Guidance
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