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 for free the first time. 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. Whilst Covid is still prevalent, please arrive wearing a mask and if possible take a lateral flow test before you arrive (if you join this will be a requirement each week). If it is positive please do not come along. Your temperature will be taken as you arrive.
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 then we ask you to commit to the pro rata membership fee for the rest of the term. 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 our Musical Director takes suggestions from members so who knows what we will be singing next. We end at 9pm and always leave with big smiles.
To date we have only made a few 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.