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Joining

 We are always looking for new members of all ages, especially in the male voice sections of the choir.

 Although we are a non-auditioned choir we still aim to maintain high standards. If you are not sure which voice section of the choir you should be singing in, please talk to our Musical Director for advice.

You don't have to be able to sight-read, but a reasonable ability to read music would help (and, of course, the ability to sing in tune).

We realise it can be very daunting to take that first step into a new organisation but many of us who did have been greatly rewarded by the experience of providing much pleasure to our audiences.

If all of the above has not put you off, we look forward to welcoming you into a friendly group of like-minded people. Should you not want to sing at your first rehearsal, feel free to just come along, listen and have a chat.

Please contact  Anne Dawson  Tel 01899 810792

 Excuses for not joining 

I've never been in a choir -----(Yippee!! We can train you our way!)
I can't read music ----------------(Nor can Stevie Wonder)
I have trouble hearing -----------(Beethoven was deaf)
I don't have the time --------------(There's a clock in the foyer)
I can't sing a solo ------------------(Don't worry, we won't ask you!)
I don't do auditions -----------------(Neither do we) 

Subscription

Being an amateur choir, our two main sources of income are ticket sales and an annual subscription. This rate varies depending on certain circumstances and you will be informed of the applicable rate when you join. The current subscription is £15 per term.

Rehearsals

Every Tuesday at the Gillespie Centre , Biggar at 7.45pm

"TAKE UP SINGING "

Choral singing increases immunity, reduces depression, improves cognitive function and mood, and increases feelings of wellbeing, according to research at the University of Western Ontario.

It can also stop the voice from ageing. Work at Sydney University shows singing helps people cope with chronic pain better, while a University of Frankfurt team found choral singing lowers stress levels and boosts the immune system.

 A survey of singers by Canterbury Christ Church University shows they had improved lung function and breathing.

 

 

 




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