New adult singers are always welcome. No previous choral experience is required, nor is there an audition, but the ability to sing in tune is expected. It is not essential to be able to read music, but the works we perform can be challenging and it is expected that each singer will learn their part and, if necessary, practice between rehearsals. Members who attend less than 50% of the rehearsals for a concert are not normally allowed to sing in that concert.
There is a very reasonable membership fee of £55 per year. (A reduced fee applies to Christ’s Hospital staff.) The fee is payable for a full year or any part of the year (i.e. the full fee is payable whether a member sings in one, two or all three concerts.)
Rehearsals are held at 7.30pm every Thursday at Christ’s Hospital, Horsham. Due to building work, the Court Room will not be available until some time in 2019. For the first term of 2018, the rehearsal venue will be the Wakefield Centre (follow the red line from the car park to building 37 on the map below). There are no rehearsals during the school’s holidays or half term holidays. The final Thursday rehearsal before a concert is usually held in the concert venue. (There is typically a “dress” rehearsal on the day of a concert, and it is a requirement that this be attended if singing in the concert.)
We hold a workshop for each major work we sing in our Spring concert and visiting singers are very welcome. Read more here
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