Joining Stratford-upon-Avon Choral Society
How and when to join
We welcome new singers in every part of the choir and are particularly keen to increase our tenor and bass sections. Ideally you should have some experience of choral singing and be able to read music to some degree. (We have on-line learning aids to help.)
For the 2023-24 season, starting in September 2023:
Subscription: £125 (September to March). See below for concessions for Students and Under 25s.
Optional spring/summer term: April 2024 to our concert in June - an additional subscription applies (amount to be announced nearer the date)
Where we rehearse: St Andrew's Church, Church Lane, Shottery
When: Monday evenings, 7:30 to 9:15 pm
Most singers join at the start of the rehearsals for one of our concerts. This is in early September for our November concert, in mid-November for our Christmas concert, in early January for our March concert, or soon after Easter for our June concert.
New members are asked to attend an audition with our Music Director which is largely to ensure you are placed in the right section of the choir. If you have any concerns about the audition or your abilities, please speak with our membership secretary. No audition is needed to join for the more informal spring/summer term.
Once you are a member, you will need to pay a subscription and hire or buy music for the current concert. Subscriptions are due at the first rehearsal in September. You can rent the music (typically £2 per item) from our music librarian at the first practice or you can buy your own copy.
Concessionary rates for students and young people
You must be 16 or over to join the choir. We offer a reduced rate of subscription of £25 for those aged 25 and under, and free membership to full-time students 25 and under. We also offer two student scholarships per year which provide free membership and singing lessons.
Please fill in the application form. If you have any questions please call our Membership Secretary, Carol Jackson, on 01386 841 440 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the application form here