INFORMATION FOR MEMBERS MEMBERSHIP Membership is open to anyone over the age of 18, although some experience of choral singing and music reading is helpful.
There are no auditions, and prospective members are invited to attend 2 or 3 rehearsals free of charge to see how they get on.
Further terms and conditions of membership can be found in the Choir Constitution,
and prospective members can contact the Membership Secretary with any queries. REHEARSALS AND CONCERTS
We rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 7.45 to 9.30 in the Longford Park Community Centre in Bodicote. (Postcode: OX15 4GJ).
We perform 3 or 4 concerts a year in either Bloxham or Deddington and there are occasional workshops or 'come and sing' events. We recommend that all those intending to sing in a concert meet a minimum level of attendance. This is usually 75%, as well as the rehearsal on the afternoon of the concert. SUBSCRIPTIONS Subs are payable for each session, and vary depending on the length of the rehearsal period.
The subs cover all our weekly running costs (rehearsal venue hire, Music Director's fee, Repetiteur's fee, insurance, Making Music subscription [for website and email hosting] and music hire fees). The cost of concerts is met by ticket and refreshment sales and sponsorship. Members are encouraged to pay their subs online but can also pay by cheque/cash at a rehearsal. The cost of music hire is included in the termly subscription.
Members are responsible for returning their copies after the concert, with all markings erased. Those who wish to use their own copies must have the appropriate edition.
CONCERT DRESS CODE
Ladies: All black, short or long sleeves. Unobtrusive jewellery Gents: DJ and black bow tie. Any variation to this will be announced before the event. POLICIES Please click on the links below to view copies of our policies. Choir Constitution Data Protection Safeguarding
SPRING 2024 Rehearsals begin on Tuesday 9th January and there are no rehearsals on February 13th or March 26th. There are 13 weeks before the concert on April 20th so in accordance with the ‘75% Rule’ members should miss no more than three rehearsals in this session.
If additional unplanned absence is unavoidable, members are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the play lists and rehearsal tracks provided
and ensure that they are confident enough to sing in the concert.
The final rehearsal on the afternoon of the concert is always compulsory. Vocal scores will be available to borrow. Subs for the session (13 weeks) will be £80. Please pay online (contact the Treasurerfor the banking details) or by cheque/cash.