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Any talented singer aged 18 or over may apply for membership of Somerset Chamber
Choir. Because rehearsals only take place over six weekends per year it is not necessary
to currently live in Somerset, although the choir does prefer members to have some
link, past or present, with the county or one of its neighbours.
As a result of the limited rehearsal period, the choir looks to recruit strong singers
who have a pure quality of sound, good sight reading skills and are able to commit
to working on the music between rehearsals. Good attendance is also expected - members
must attend at least 75% of early rehearsals for a concert, and the day prior to
a concert is compulsory. See the rehearsal schedule here
We currently have a few vacancies for very strong singers only, who have experience
of choral singing.
How can I join?
Simply fill out the application form on the right and the choir will get in touch
Successful applicants are invited to join the next available set of rehearsals; they
are then asked to sing briefly (and confidentially) for the conductor at the end
of the rehearsal (singing a little of the music learned during the day, and a few
basic listening and singing tests) and, if that works out OK, membership is then
There are two types of membership:
Full membership entitles you to be able to sing in every concert (subject to payment
of subscription and sufficient rehearsal attendance).
The Choir sometimes recruits extra voices on a temporary basis, one concert at a
time. If you think this may suit you better, we will keep you on our database and
you will be invited to sing with us occasionally, whenever the need arises.
The choir can offer the chance to sing in exciting concerts of interesting and varied
music in prestigious venues with some of the country’s finest soloists and orchestras.
Concerts are well established and popular, typically attracting audiences of between
400 and 900.
The choir is friendly, and there is a good social scene - for example there is a
choir pub lunch organised for each Saturday rehearsal and many other events are organised
for rehearsal weekends.
How to Join Somerset Chamber Choir
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’This is simply not a good choir but a great one’ SOMERSET COUNTY GAZETTE