New members are very welcome. You don’t have to commit to joining the choir immediately: many people prefer to “try us out” for a short period before formally signing up. If you are thinking about joining, we advise that you start attending Wednesday evening rehearsals in September or January when we begin practising for our major concerts. If you wish, you can simply turn up at a rehearsal. Alternatively, contact the Secretary beforehand to ensure that someone will be looking out for you.
Rehearsals are from 7.30 – 9.30 pm, including a short coffee break. The rehearsal venue is the school hall of St Edward’s Pre-Preparatory School in Ashley Road, Battledown (GL52 6NR). This is easy to find. From the A40 London Road in Charlton Kings, turn into Greenway Lane at the Sixways junction. Follow Greenway Lane round the sharp right-hand bend and then turn left into Ashley Road. The entrance to the school is the first turning on the left. Parking is available in the former tennis court area right by the entrance from the road. From the car park, make your way towards the Pre-Prep school buildings situated ahead and slightly to the left, at the foot of a flight of steps. Once you are in the building, you can’t miss the hall.
If, after coming to a few rehearsals, you feel that you would like to join the choir, there will be a short, informal audition to enable the conductor to check which voice part would be appropriate for you. Don’t worry if you are an inexperienced singer – it’s very straightforward.
Free Student Membership
If you are under 25 and in full time education, then we can offer you free membership. For others, membership currently costs £125 per year.