The first rehearsal of every term is an open rehearsal and we invite prospective members to come along and sing with us for one evening without commitment before deciding whether to apply to join. Our next open rehearsal is on Wedneday 11 September.
We are always delighted to receive membership applications from good singers in time for the start of a new term. We currently have vacancies in all voice parts but would particularly welcome tenors. Previous choral singing experience is an advantage, but an accurate singing voice with a pleasant tone quality, the appropriate voice-part vocal range, a good musical ear, a secure sense of rhythm and good score-reading skills are more important.
We rehearse on Wednesday evenings between 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm from September until June at St Matthew's Church, Chichester Road, Croydon CR0 5NQ
Although we rehearse in a church, and most of our concerts also take place in churches, we are a classical choral society open to all good singers rather than a church choir and we have no religious affiliations; however, our repertoire, in common with that of most choral societies, includes both sacred and secular works.
Members are expected to make a commitment to attend rehearsals regularly and to perform at all our main concerts. We require that members take individual responsibility to ensure they thoroughly learn their parts in the works we are performing - undertaking additional private study as necessary - so that they are able to take part in our concerts confidently and to make a positive contribution to the standard of the choir.