We welcome new members for all vocal ranges; Soprano, Alto, Tenor or Bass. There is a very small membership fee to join our Choir and a small fee for each concert to cover the cost of the rehearsal venue and refreshments.
If you are unsure where your current vocal range lies, please do not be shy, our Musical Director will listen to your voice to determine your range and ensure you are as comfortable as possible.
You do not need to be able to read music, just simply be passionate about it!
How do I join the choir?
Come along to a rehearsal.
How old do I have to be to join?
Minimum age is 16; there is no maximum age limit.
When and where are the rehearsals?
Every Wednesday evening at 7.30pm at St James The Great Church, East Ham Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex BN17 7AN.
How much will it cost if I join?
The Secretary will give you a membership form to complete and a £20 one off membership fee is payable as specified below **.
Will I have to audition?
Our Musical Director will want to listen to you on your second or third week to determine your vocal range.
If I pass the voice assessment does that make me a member?**
If you pass the assessment you will be asked for £10 'part membership' fee, which will enable you to borrow choir music. Within the first three months of joining our Musical Director may want to listen to you again.
When do I become a full member?**
Three months from your initial assessment, you will be asked for a final membership fee of £10 and you will then become a full member of the choir.
Would I get a membership card?
Yes, together with a copy of the choirs’ constitution and rules and quarterly newsletter.
Would I have to pay anything else?
Yes. Subs are payable to cover the cost of rehearsal/concert location hire and refreshments. These are not collected weekly but per concert. This amount is reviewed annually and is currently £10 per concert (to a maximum of seven concerts in one year). If preferred a discounted one off payment of £35 can be paid before Good Friday to cover the year.
Who collects the money?
Would I be expected to do all the concerts?
No, you can do whichever ones you like, but we do ask you to let us know in advance.
If I attend rehearsals and then don’t do a concert, do I still have to pay subs?
Is there a uniform?
Yes, details can be provided on request. Cost is kept to a minimum to choir members’.
What if I can’t make it to a rehearsal?
Phone the Musical Director or the Secretary and let them know.
What if I just want to come along and do one specific concert?
You can pay the concert fee but choose not to be a paid up member. You will be required to provide full contact details to the Secretary and a £10 returnable deposit for music.
Do I have to pay for music?
No. You may be asked to sign for receipt of your music and again when you return it. If you are not a paid up member, you will be asked for a contact telephone number. For some concerts music books are available to purchase if you choose.
Can I become a patron?
Yes. The cost of becoming a patron is currently £18 for one person or £30 for a couple living at the same address.
Non members (Guest singers)
Updated October 2016