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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. 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. Many of the works we sing are either in Latin or German, so a good grasp of the pronunciation of these languages - or a willingness to learn - is essential.

In order to maintain the choir's high standards, our music director may give new applicants a simple voice test.

Once accepted into the choir, members are expected to make a commitment to attend rehearsals regularly and to perform at all our main concerts.

We ask 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.

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When and Where to Find Us

We rehearse on Wednesday evenings between 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm from September until June at:

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

We hold three open rehearsals a season and we invite prospective members to come along and sing with us for one evening without commitment before deciding whether to apply to join.

Our next open rehearsal will be on:

Wednesday, 12th January 2022

Although we rehearse in a church, where most of our concerts are also held, 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.

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Membership Subscription

Our annual membership subscription is currently £165. If you join in the second or third term of a season, you will be charged a pro-rata rate.
We offer full-time students of any age 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:

membership@croydonbachchoir.org