Stroud Choral Society
If you wish to apply to join the choir, please complete the form and your application will be considered, subject to space being available at the time.
However, on joining there is a requirement that to be able to sing in a concert, an attendance to at least 75% of rehearsals for that concert is mandatory. Please bear this in mind if joining mid season.
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.
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 practice between rehearsals. There are a variety if rehearsal aids we encourage the use of : voice part CD's and free downloads from various websites.
The Music Director has the discretion to conduct voice assessments from time to time.
All new applicants will first be invited to attend two or three rehearsals to see whether they enjoy singing with us. This will be followed by a short voice test in the company of a few existing members of the choir and the Music Director.
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 Music Director making the ultimate decision for members who attend fewer.
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.
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
Please write clearly.
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