You are warmly invited to join us for a 10-week term of choir singing, conducted by Roseanna Skikun. New members considering joining can book now for a taster session, and the amount you pay will be discounted off the term fee if you join for the Spring term.
Rehearsals will be every Monday at Essex Church from 7pm to 8.30pm, beginning on 17th January, with a break for half term and a Saturday rehearsal on 5th March from 3pm to 4.30pm (see below for dates). The end-of-term concert will be given at St Stephen’s Church, South Kensington, on Monday 28th March.
Repertoire will include a range of styles in 3-4 part harmony. There are no auditions and all singers are welcome.
We hope to be rehearsing towards an end of term concert, however, we realise a degree of flexibility during the pandemic will be required.
Please buy a ticket for the section you sing in. If you are unsure which voice part you are we can help you at your first rehearsal – just select either if you don’t know. If your voice part has sold out, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the safety of all, please ensure you read all the way down so you are comfortable with recommendations.
Essex Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, London, England, W8 4RT
Mondays, 7pm to 8.30pm
January 17th, 24th, 31st
February 7th, (no rehearsal on 14th), 21st, 28th
March Saturday 5th at 3pm to 4.30pm, plus Mondays 7th, 14th and 21st at 7pm
The cost for the 10-week term is £125. A taster session is £12.50.
If covid restrictions mean we cannot meet in person any remaining rehearsals will be via zoom.
Questions and answers
Q: Who can join? The choir is open to anyone. You don’t need to be able to read music. Teaching tracks (mp3s) will both be provided electronically for singers who sign up for the term.
Q: What precautions will take place? Please see below all precautions singers must take to stay safe.
Q: I’m going to miss a couple of the sessions – is it still OK to come? Yes. So long as you practice at home using the scores and mp3s, that is fine.
Q: Will there be a performance? Yes, there will be an end-of-term performance.
Q: Who is Hannah Brine? For those of you who have not met Hannah please watch the BBC’s video of us and our leader Hannah Brine’s Unsung Hero award
Q: How do I book? Please book by selecting your voice part and following the steps through the checkout process. You will be sent all the information you need by email (please keep an eye out in your ‘junk’ and ‘spam’ folders.)
Q: Will there be a break in the middle? For now, we feel that it is safer if we discourage mingling. There will be reduced rehearsal time and no break for mingling to ensure the safety of our singers.
Our Covid safeguards mean that we are asking people to do the following:
If the government guidelines change and we are no longer able to meet, we will move to outdoors or online via Zoom.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
1) If the government guidelines change and we are no longer able to meet, we will move to outdoors or online via Zoom.
2) There are no refunds on membership fees.
2) Singers should be able to commit to attending 70% or more of rehearsals and are asked to sign the register at rehearsals each week.
3) We normally perform without music. Singers are asked to put in the appropriate amount of time outside of rehearsals to memorise words and learn your parts. There is usually a little bit of homework each week to revise a couple of songs to ensure we are making progress at each rehearsal. MP3s of parts are supplied to help with learning.
4) Singers are required to ensure they read the weekly newsletter and communicate with us regarding any additional resources or learning.