How to Join

In order to join the choir you must audition, and, in order to retain your place, you must re-audition at five-yearly intervals. The choir sets a high standard for its members and regular re-auditioning allows the conductor to keep all voices under review.

For your first audition you will be asked to bring a piece to sing to the conductor, who may also ask you to sing a passage from the work currently in rehearsal. You will be tested for the quality of your voice and on whether or not you are able to sight read. (Moderate sight reading ability is preferable but not essential.) The conductor may also ask you to sing a few scales and to pick out notes from a chord. You will be told of the outcome within 24 hours.

To book an audition contact Sue Blyth by email at

If you are successful in your audition you will be told when you can attend rehearsals, at which point you will be expected to pay your subscription, which is currently £130 per season for all members. If you join during the season you will be charged pro rata.

If you are aged between 16 and 23, why not consider our Youth Award Scheme.