Come and Join Us …
Jubilo welcomes new members. Anyone interested in joining the choir would normally attend a rehearsal to meet us and sing with us without commitment and should contact us to make arrangements. There are open rehearsals from time to time – the next is on Sunday 24th September.
Singers wanting to join the choir are given a short and straightforward audition by the Musical Director who asks them to sing a piece of their own choice, takes them through a few exercises, and gives them a simple sight-reading test.
Singers are expected to have voices which will blend, but need not necessarily be trained. They should have a modest ability to sight-read or at least have a degree of musical literacy.
The Musical Director will decide in which part the new member should sing.
The Annual Subscription for a full member for 2016/17 is £40. The Student Member subscription is £15. Reduced rates are available for couples. In addition, each member is expected to purchase 5 tickets for each of the 2 main concerts, Christmas and Spring, which they can then sell on. The full ticket price is currently £12 with £10 concession. Members are not required to pay for any music although there is occasionally the opportunity to purchase a personal copy of a piece or a volume of pieces.
There is a choir dress code for concerts to which members are expected to conform. Certain items of uniform clothing – lady’s blouses, gentlemen’s bow ties, sweatshirts – are available for purchase through the choir.