Join the choir
If you’re at all interested in joining us, you would be most welcome to come along for a few weeks to our Monday evening rehearsals to see how you get on. You would be made to feel very much at home and given as much support as you need.
Then, if the experience of trying us out hasn’t entirely put you off, you can apply to join us properly – which does unfortunately involve an audition! However, this is not one of those terrifying, stress laden, life-shortening experiences. It’s a very straightforward, informal test just to ensure that you can sing reasonably in tune and in time, and that your chosen voice part is correct (ie soprano, alto, tenor or bass). We're not looking for soloist quality. Some basic music-reading ability would be helpful but in the absence of this, a willingness and aptitude to learn the music by virtue of regular attendance at rehearsals (and perhaps some homework) will usually suffice.
Please have a look at this short video about the choir and what you might expect if you were to join - and also this flip-book prepared last year which gives a bit more information and background. You can also see what a couple of recent members have to say about their experience of the choir so far - here and here.
Last year we were featured on Radio 3 in their Meet my Choir programme - click here if you'd care to listen to a member's perspective of being in the choir. And if you'd like to get a feel for what it's like leading up to an actual concert, have a look at this video about our preparations for Summer 2018.
If you'd like to meet us, just turn up (Monday evenings 7.45pm – 9.45pm at St Albans Church Hall, Norwood Drive, North Harrow HA2 7PF) or, if you wish, contact our Membership Secretary Jill Mans for more information - tel: 020 8248 7625.
However, if you feel that you would benefit from some tuition, or perhaps revision, before applying to join the main choir, we do have a highly successful Training Choir. It involves a structured 1 year course – one evening per week - covering all the skills needed to join the full choir. Follow the link to find out more.
If you would like to be involved in the choir without having to actually sing, please click here to find out about becoming a Friend of Harrow Choral Society.