CONCORDIA VOICES

HOW TO JOIN

About the choir
Concordia Voices is a well-established chamber choir of about 30 mixed voices. We enjoy singing a wide range of music, both sacred and secular, spanning five centuries and have performed concerts with other groups such as, Richmond Shakespeare Society, local schools and Surrey Brass. Our year is structured into three terms, each with a concert, usually with seven rehearsals in the weeks before. In addition there are occasional other activities (charity concerts, supporting local events, special celebrations) and we also tour from time to time, in the UK and abroad. More information can be found on the pages in the About section.

What is special about Concordia Voices?
The members of our choir are committed to working together to stretch our musical expertise and experience. It is an opportunity to sing works from outside the standard choral society repertoire, often a cappella, and to make a make a rewarding contribution to a small group of singers. We are a small, friendly choir and new singers are warmly welcome.

Concordia Voices

How to join us
If you are interested in joining, please come along and sing with us at one or two of our Sunday rehearsals. Knowledge of music and a reasonable level of sight-reading are necessary, but we don’t expect perfection!

The procedure is that our conductor will ask you to do a brief voice test once you have found your feet, to ensure that your voice ‘fits’ our small group. Please bring a short piece that you know and enjoy singing, to your voice test. Following this you will have the opportunity to join the choir for two rehearsals before deciding whether you wish to commit to membership.

Rehearsals
We normally rehearse for 7 Sundays before a concert and programmes are technically challenging, so members are expected to practise between rehearsals.

Rehearsals are held on Sunday evenings from 19.00 until 21.00 in the Sanctuary of the United Reformed Church, 35 High Street Hampton Hilll, Middx TW12 1NB.

There are 3 bus routes: R70, R68 and 285 with the closest bus stop being Holly Road. There is ample parking on the high street.

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Membership subscription
Through our subscriptions we fund a professional Musical Director and accompanist. This level of support offers an opportunity to move individuals and the choir forward to reach new levels of performance. The subscription for 2017-2018 is £180 and singers who join during the year will be asked to pay pro rata for the remaining terms.

Membership is FREE for under 25’s, full-time students and recipients of long-term incapacity benefit.

If you have any further questions, or would like to arrange a date to join the choir in rehearsal, please contact our Secretary.

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