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Joining Stratford-upon-Avon Choral Society
Anyone over age 16 is welcome to join the Choral Society. You can join as a singer or as non-singing member - a Patron or a Season Ticket Holder. You do not need to be a wonderful singer to be able to take part in and enjoy our concerts, but you should have some experience of singing and be able to read music.
We prefer new singing members to join the Society at the start of rehearsals for one of our concerts. The start of the choir's year is in September and this is the best time to join, when we start rehearsing for our November concert. Rehearsals start in November for our Christmas concert, and in January for our March/April concert.
New members are asked to attend an audition with our Music Director which is largely to ensure you are in the right section of the choir as well as ensuring an adequate standard of singing. It is quite important that you can read music and if you have a problem with this and need to learn or improve then please discuss this with the Music Director at your audition.
If this sounds serious, don't be alarmed! As well as striving for choral perfection we like to enjoy ourselves in the process!
If you are interested in joining the choir, please talk to our Membership Secretary, Carol Jackson, or just complete the application form and send it to her. Click the button on the left to download the form, complete it with your details, and send it by email or by post.
The choir normally rehearses every Monday (from 7.30 pm to 9.15 pm) from early September to late March or early April each year at Stratford Grammar School for Girls. Members are expected to attend rehearsals regularly to ensure that we maintain a high quality of performance. In addition to weekly rehearsals, we hold voluntary sectional rehearsals when we give extra time to learning the music and gaining confidence singing the music.
Stratford Grammar School for Girls is on Shottery Road, Stratford. Please enter the school postcode (CV37 9HA) into Google, MSN maps, Multimap or Streetmap on the Web for a detailed map. The narrow turning into the school car park is almost opposite Quineys Road. Parking is free but limited - if you can share transport with a friend that is desirable.
The Society offers free membership to full-time students under 25, as well as two student scholarships per year which provide free membership and singing lessons. We offer a reduced rate of subscription of £25 for under 25's who are not students.
Once you are a member of the choir, you will need to pay a subscription and hire or buy music for the current concert. The annual subscription rate is £100 and is due at the first rehearsal in September. The choir's librarian organises music for hire and you will be asked to pay £2 per item for music rental, or you can buy your own copy.
If you would like to join, please fill in the Audition Application form. If you have some questions that you would like to ask, please contact email@example.com or call our Membership Secretary, Carol Jackson, on 01386 841 440.