We rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 7.45 to 9.30 in the Longford Park Community Centre, Bodicote. Click here for a map.
We are currently limited to just 33 people per rehearsal, but as soon as restrictions are lifted we will be able to welcome new members.
There are no auditions, and prospective new members are invited to attend 2 or 3 rehearsals before paying Subs to see how they get on.
We perform 3 or 4 concerts a year in either Bloxham or Deddington. To ensure that the quality of our performance remains at the high level for which we have become renowned, we ask that all those intending to sing in a concert meet a minimum level of attendance. As a general rule this is 75%. The precise number of 'must attend' rehearsals will be decided by our Musical Director, based on the complexity of the music that term.
The rehearsal on the day of the concert, along with the one immediately preceding it, are mandatory. Anyone who is not taking part in the concert, but has been coming along to rehearsals for the sheer pleasure of singing, is asked not to attend the last Tuesday rehearsal before the concert.
Subs are payable each term, and vary depending on the length of the rehearsal period. The subs are set at a level to cover the society's fixed costs i.e. all the non-concert costs. These are not insignificant, at almost £9000 over a typical 39/40 weeks of rehearsals, and include rehearsal venue hire, MD fee, Repetiteur fee, annual insurance, website, library membership & hire fees.
Concert Dress Code
Ladies: Long sleeved, all black
Gents: DJ and black tie
Any variation to this will be announced in the run-up to the event.
Concert and Rehearsal Dates for 2021
'Im Frühling'Brahms, Haydn & Mendelssohn
Currently 'Zoom' rehearsals only
Rehearsals start 7th Sept (tbc)
including Bob Chilcott's 'Wenceslas'
Rehearsals start 9th Nov (tbc)
See the 'Coming Up' page for provisional details of the 2022 Programme
Promoting our concerts can prove challenging to say the least! Do YOU have any connections with anyone in the following areas? Local Papers, Local Magazines, Radio?
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Librarian & Website