A contemporary choir for adults in Essex
Come and join us - you can be sure of a warm welcome!
Anyone who is 18 years plus, enthusiastic, hard-working with a sense of humour is welcome to join our friendly, sociable group.
To join us please submit your details (below left). We will contact you with more details and we will invite you to come and try us out at a rehearsal.
The choir rehearses every Wednesday during term time from 7.30-9.30pm at St Laurence Church Hall (map) and most members also choose to attend a weekly sectional rehearsal.
Subs and music fees
Subs are £45 per term and are payable at the beginning of each term. If you join midway through a term, the subs will be calculated on a pro-rata basis. Music is issued to member electronically for each of our main performances.
Do I have to audition?
There are no scary auditions. Anyone who is willing to work hard and a be a team player is very welcome to join. Ongoing membership is on the basis of attendance, commitment and at the discretion of the Musical Director and Committee. We do also require that members have an email address so that we can keep in touch.
Do I have to be able to read music?
No, about 50% of our members do not read music. We do provide everyone with sheet music with the expectation that our members will gradually be able to learn to read music.
What to bring to rehearsal
Please bring your music, a pencil and a recording device such as your mobile phone to record rehearsals. We provide free tea, coffee and biscuits at break time.
What if I’m worried about the movement?
We are primarily a choir, the age range currently extends to 70+ and we do not expect any of our members to be dancers. 75% of our rehearsals are purely about singing and over 75% of our concert programmes are done without choreography. We provide YouTube videos for all the songs that have movement so that you can practise at home.
Do I need to do anything at home?
In order to achieve the high standards that we set for ourselves, all our members do spend considerable time at home memorising the songs and the movement.
How many performances?
Approximately eight performances a year which range from concerts to competitions to more informal events. We expect our members to take part in all performances and where that is not possible we do require early notification, so that the choir can plan appropriately. Every single person contributes to our sound, to our movement and to our team spirit so it really does matter to us if people are missing.