Stroud Choral Society
Sorry, but at the present time we can not take any applications to join the choir as we have reached our maximum capacity. Please look again in the future to see if availability has come up.
Thank you for your interest in joining Stroud Choral Society. We hope the following information about us will be helpful.
Stroud Choral Society, one of the oldest in the UK, is a large, but friendly society. We perform a wide variety of music, both sacred and secular, with our children's choir joining us for some performances. We give concerts four times a year - typically November, December(Christmas Concert), March and June and employ professional orchestras and soloists. We also run workshops from time to time. Because of the size of the choir, we do not have a permenant base in Stroud and therefore perform in various locations in the Stroud area and beyond. We rehearse on Mondays between 7.30 - 9.30pm at Marling School Music Centre. Cainscross Road, Stroud from the beginning of September until the end of June with a break at Christmas and Easter.
Our aim is always to perform to the highest possible standard. We do not expect members to be trained singers or confident sight readers, but we do require commitment, enthusiasm for the music, the ability to sing in tune from a score and willingness to practise between rehearsals. There are a variety if rehearsal aids we encourage the use of : voice part CD's and downloads from http://www.choraline.com/ and several free websites such as - http://www.cyberbass.com/. and http://www.learnchoralmusic.co.uk/.and http://www.choirpractice.org.uk/practice-now. Although we do not currently audition, the conductor has the discretion to conduct voice assessments from time to time for certain purposes. Although new members usually join at the beginning of September. there is a possibility to join after Christmas or Easter, but no later than 3 weeks into any term. However, please note to perform in a concert, members are expected to have attended 75% of rehearsals, with the conductor making the ultimate decision for members who attend fewer.
It would help us to know something about your singing background. If you wish to apply to join, please complete and submit the form. We will consider your application and contact you in light of current vacancies. Your details will be used only for Society activities and not divulged to third parties. Thank you.
If you would like to complete the form on paper please print from APPLICATION FORM FOR MEMBERSHIP website pdf
And send to : Anita Damsell, 46 Peghouse Rise, Stroud, Glos, GL5 1UR
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