HOW TO JOIN

What is the purpose of the choir?

The objective of the choir is to perform at least two choral concerts per year. Concerts are usually performed at St Mary’s Church, Horncastle and are held in December and May. To prepare for the concerts, rehearsals are held weekly at the Methodist Hall, Queen Street, Horncastle from September, commencing at 7.15pm on Monday evenings.

Rehearsals are usually relaxed and, while enjoyable, we do have a more serious side that aims to provide as high a musical standard as possible.

How do you become a member?

  • Membership is open to anyone who is able to sing in tune, and subject to current choir numbers. Should the choir be full, an applicant is welcome to go on the waiting list, to be contacted when a vacancy becomes available.
  • An informal and friendly audition is required, which is undertaken by the Musical Director and/or the Accompanist. This is to check your vocal range in order to assess which section of the choir (Soprano, Alto, Tenor or Bass) you should join
  • There is an annual membership fee which is currently £25 and membership runs from 1st September until 31st August. Members are expected to attend rehearsals regularly, though a member may attend even if they are not able to sing in the concert. However, if a member cannot attend the concert, it is expected that they not attend after a rehearsal four weeks prior to the concert in order that the Musical Director can appropriately assess the overall sound and balance of the choir’s performance.

How is the Society run?

The choir is organised through a Committee elected at an Annual General Meeting and is made up of a maximum of ten members, including a Chair, Musical Director, Accompanist, Secretary, Treasurer, Librarian and Stage Manager. The Annual General Meeting is held in September of each year when the new term commences.

We do hope you are interested in joining our Society