What to expect!
If you have thought about joining a choir but are not sure about Local Vocals, here’s what to expect.
Firstly, there is no need to have previous experience of singing in a choir although singing in the bath is perfectly acceptable. We warmly welcome new singers to any of our choir meetings and there is no obligation to join until you have tried us three times. There is no need to be able to read music as we don’t use any and learn by ear. You will be given the words to the songs though!
Just pop in on one of the Mondays when we meet to see if it’s for you. As we learn new songs each term it may be easier to come along towards the start of a new term. The first time you turn up it’s free! We then allow 2 more weekly sessions at £4 donation each before we ask you to commit. We review the membership before each term so termly costs may vary. Check out our Term Dates and Costs page for the latest on this. If you join, we pro-rata the termly charge.
It’s best to plan to arrive by 7.15pm at the latest so we can sign you in and answer any questions you may have. Remember to bring a bottle of water with you – it really helps! Each 90-minute session starts with a warm-up and hoorah, there is no audition. You can sing in whichever part you like, ‘tops, middles or bottoms’ and can move around until you feel comfortable.
To understand the type of songs we have been learning go to our Repertoire section on the Home page. Each term Cat, our Musical Director, takes suggestions from members so who knows what we will be singing next. We end at 9pm with tea, coffee and biscuits and the chance to get to know others in the choir. Finally, we always leave with big smiles.
To date we haven’t made any public performances although we like to end each term with a ‘friends and families evening’ so they can see what we have been learning and maybe hear how we are improving. If you have any questions, please get in touch through the Contact Us page.