Everyone is welcome to join the Stour Singers, whatever their musical ability. We hold no auditions. Whilst we are happy to see new members at any time, the best time to join us is at the start of our rehearsal periods in September or January. We encourage new members to come along and ‘try us out’ for the first month.
If you decide to join us, then a subscription becomes due (membership is free for students in full-time education). The annual subscription is £100, but a payment of £50 can be made at the start of each rehearsal period. This covers the hire of music for the rehearsal period which is arranged by our librarians. Cheques are payable to ‘Stour Singers’, or you can pay online. UK taxpayers can pay their subscription through Gift Aid, allowing the choir to benefit from reclaimed tax. Details and forms are available from the choir Treasurer at rehearsals.
During warm-ups at the start of each rehearsal, we use the booklet Vocal Exercises (by J. Michael Diack). Our librarians will let you know where these can be obtained at a 10% discount for choir members.
For the Christmas season we also use Carols for Choirs, books 1,2 and 3 (edited and arranged by Reginald Jacques and David Willcocks). Again, check with our librarians about where these can be bought at a 10% discount.
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We look forward very much to meeting you when we start rehearsals again, and hope you will enjoy singing with us.