Every rehearsal begins with a warm welcome and a full vocal and physical warm-up, before we launch into our repertoire for that session.
We learn songs in a number of ways: by rote in some cases where you will follow a call and repeat system, or with lyrics or sheet music etc as appropriate.
Roz will work with everyone offering vocal tips and techniques where necessary, encouraging an even and blended sound. You will be asked to learn the lyrics to some of the songs we work with, but they will be second nature to you in no time. There will be lots of laughter!
Around half way through the rehearsal, we break for a cuppa, a biscuit and a chance for a natter, before moving into the second half.
In terms of repertoire, we sing motown, pop and gospel songs that lift the spirits and help us all forget any cares and worries for our time together.
Our repertoire recently has included our own arrangements of:
Make You Feel My Love
Rumour Has It/Someone Like You
Sing (Gary Barlow version)
Ain’t No Mountain
Lean On Me
Happy by Pharell Williams
...and much more besides.
Fees and Uniform
The Choir members all wear our choir uniform for performance events and it is part of your initial joining fee of £30. You will be issued with yours in time for your first performance. As you can see from the picture in the background of our lovely Choir member Eira, the uniform comprises a t-shirt and brooch*
(*brooch for ladies only).
Rehearsals are held 36 weeks of the year during term-times, and in terms of fees, Members' Subs work out as follows:
Initial Joining Fee: £30
This covers your choir folder, uniform and access to all resources including sheet music, lyric sheets and practice tracks.
If paying termly:
Subs work out at £10 per week.
(Subs to be paid at the beginning of each term.)
If paying by monthly standing order:
£30 per month for a full year from month of joining on 1st or 16th of the month.