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Joining the Croydon Bach Choir

Becoming a Member of the Croydon Bach Choir

We are always delighted to receive membership applications from good singers in time for the start of a new term. We currently have vacancies in all voice parts. Previous choral singing experience is an advantage, but an accurate singing voice with a pleasant tone quality, the appropriate voice-part vocal range, a good musical ear, a secure sense of rhythm and good score-reading skills are more important.

Although we rehearse in a church, and most of our concerts also take place in churches, we are a classical choral society open to all good singers rather than a church choir and we have no religious affiliations; however, our repertoire, in common with that of most choral societies, includes both sacred and secular works.

Members are expected to make a commitment to attend rehearsals regularly and to perform at all our main concerts. We require that members take individual responsibility to ensure they thoroughly learn their parts in the works we are performing - undertaking additional private study as necessary - so that they are able to take part in our concerts confidently and to make a positive contribution to the standard of the choir.

We offer prospective members a trial period of one full term with a reduced subscription. During this term, their progress and aptitude will be monitored by experienced choir members in their voice part. From time to time, the Music Director may assess members individually.

When and Where to Find Us

We rehearse on Wednesday evenings between 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm from September until June at:

St Matthew's Church, Chichester Road, Croydon CR0 5NQ

The first rehearsal of every term is an open rehearsal and we invite prospective members to come along and sing with us for one evening without commitment before deciding whether to apply to join. The next open rehearsal will be held on:

Wednesday, 11th September 2019 at 8:00 pm

As we expect all our members to attend a full term of rehearsals, we accept prospective new members only at the beginning of a new term.

Membership Subscription

Our annual membership subscription is currently £150, which includes all score hire and rehearsal refreshments. This can be paid either at the beginning of a season or at the beginning of each term in three equal instalments of £50.

New members may pay a reduced subscription of £30 for the first term only and full-time students of any age are offered free membership.

To Apply to Join or for Further Information

To apply to join the Croydon Bach Choir, click on the button below and complete the application form in the link.

If you have any questions about membership of the Croydon Bach Choir or would like to attend an open rehearsal before applying to join, please contact: