I can't sing. Does it matter?
No. Anyway if you like music then actually you probably can. People usually progress a lot over the first few months. Don't worry. ;)
I'm not very confident.
You'll be in good company then. A choir is a group of normal people. Usually individually slightly insecure singers that make a big confident sound between them. That's the buzz!
Will I have to sing on my own?
I can't read music.
Doesn't matter. Few members read well. We do give you sheet music to use, but non-readers will mainly learn by copying the audio that we give out. Sight-singing develops naturally later!
I won't be able to make it every week.
No worries. There is no minimum commitment. You do what you can/want to. When we eventually perform the same applies -all are welcome, none are obliged. n.b. Members can attend either any of the branches at any time, or even all of them (at no extra cost!).
What will it cost?
The first 3 sessions are free, while you make your mind up if it's for you or not.
After that it costs £200 for a year (approx 35 sessions), or £70 for a double term (approx 12 sessions), or £40 for a single term (approx 6 sessions).
What do I get for my money?
Well,it varies enormously from year to year, but as an example, at the time of writing, this year you would be entitled to participation in:
It's clear that any interesting new project that comes to Bristol looking for a chorus tends to ask us first. Simply because we're the biggest & the most visible. :) Of course, you only do the events that you fancy/are available. We reckon that even if you only do half of them, it still represents amazing value for money!
Monday 29 May, Old Vic Open Stage, 6.10 - 6.30
Charity busking at Cabot Circus, 2.00 - 2.40
Sunday 17 September
Busking on the Peaceful Portway
Sat 23rd September
2.00 - 3.00, Mina Rd Railway Tunnel for the St Werburghs Arts Trail.
Joint Concert with People of Note, St Pauls Church, Bedminster
Monday 11 December
Radio Bristol / Bristol Post Carol Concert, Colston Hall
Saturday 16 December
Christmas Concert, St Albans Church
Friday 22 December
Carol Singing, Bristol Heart Institute Atrium