Frequently Asked Questions
Sadly not, as the choir is directed as a group, and there isn’t time to work with members on a 1-2-1 basis
When you first join the Choir we can either hear you sing a few bars so we can ascertain which voice part you are suited to, or you can start in one voice part and move to another at any time if you feel it more comfortable, or the Chorus Director feels you would be more suited.
We appreciate our members have lives outside of Choir, and so do not expect members to give 100% commitment (though we do encourage it of course!). You are not obliged to attend every rehearsal or perform in every concert.
Yes, we encourage it. Come along for one Choir rehearsal before joining, to see if you like it. There is no commitment to sign up there and then, and no pressure selling. If you come along and enjoy it, which we are sure you will, then we’d hope you will join us.
We have members from all walks of life and with varying amounts of experience. Everyone is a little apprehensive if they’ve never done something before, but we are an incredibly friendly and non-pressured Choir, and having fun is key, whilst learning and developing. Come along and give it a try!
If you have any questions there are always people around to help, whether it be the Chorus Director or Choir Manager, Choir Liaison Officer or indeed Voice Representative. Yes, each voice part has it’s own representative to help their section. They are there to make you feel welcome, as well as assist with any questions you may have.
In the unlikely event you decide to cancel your membership, new members (those who have not been members before) can cancel their membership at any time in writing during their first month of membership without notice. They will however not receive a refund of any subscription paid. For the second and third months of membership, members can cancel their membership giving just one full calendar months’ notice. After this time the notice period is three full calendar months. If you have been a member before, members can cancel their membership at any time in writing giving three full calendar months’ notice. Joining fees are non-refundable. Please note, it is your responsibility to ensure any standing orders or monthly Paypal arrangements are cancelled after the final payment(s) are made. Any refunds required after this time will incur an admin fee of £10. If you decide to re-join at any time, a further joining fee will be charged.