Useful Information

The Choral Society aims to provide an opportunity for people who enjoy singing to meet weekly and sing classical choral works, popular music and Christmas carols.

Membership
The qualifications to become a member of the society are to be more than 16 years of age, enjoy singing, to be available on Thursday evenings, be willing to work with other choir members and the Musical Director to produce professional and enjoyable concerts.
There is no audition.

Rehearsals
The choir meets at Wesley Place, Snaith, Thursday evenings, in the academic term time, from 7pm to 9pm with a short break for a cup of tea and a chat half way through. Tea,coffee and biscuits will be provided for a small charge of fifty pence but please bring your own cup or mug.
During the interval there is a raffle and second hand book stall, the funds raised contribute to choir funds.
Each section has a representative who looks after the interests of members in that section. In the event of a rehearsal being cancelled, due to illness, inclement weather, etc., members will be informed by their section representative, likewise if members are unable to attend rehearsals their section rep should be informed.

Music
The choir has a small library of music but when scores are borrowed from municipal libraries, choir members are asked to contribute to the fees charged by those libraries – usually about £1 per copy.

Uniform
Uniform is worn for singing on formal occasions. Men wear evening suit with black bow tie (maroon at Christmas – provided). Ladies wear black trousers or ankle length black skirt with black, long sleeved blouse with collar, a cream scarf is provided by the choir.

Concerts
Rehearsals during the autumn term are in preparation for Christmas concerts, usually carols and specialist Christmas music. There may be one or two concerts at Christmas and those members of the choir who are available sing carols in Selby town centre, collecting donations.
The term beginning in January is dedicated to preparation for the major concert of the year in March or April. Recent works performed at this time of year are: Beethoven’s Choral Symphony, the Choral works from Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man, a Mass for Peace and Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana.
The summer concert(s) is more light hearted with songs from the shows, Gilbert and Sullivan, etc.
Choir rules state that in order to sing in a concert, members must attend two thirds of the possible rehearsals and the two rehearsals immediately preceding a concert.

Subscription
Annual membership is £36 payable in September and £36 payable in January (easy payments available at the discretion of the treasurer).

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