What is the "Come And Sing" event?
On Wednesday 3rd November at 7:45pm we will be holding a special event at our usual practice address for anyone interested in joining us. We will sing a variety of songs that will give you a good idea of the kind of music we love and you will be able to see and hear how we practice and improve our performances.
What type of music do you sing?
All kinds! Traditional, contemporary and even the occasional song in another language. All are specifically arranged in four-part harmony (including some unique arrangements by our musical director, Ian Assersohn) and most are sung to a piano accompaniment. You can click the "music" link at the top of the page if you would like to hear some examples.
Is there an audition or test?
Our choir is non-auditioned and open to all. No musical training or experience is required.
Do I need to be able to read music?
No. Whilst it can help, many of our members have no musical training when they join. We provide practice tracks for all our songs online so you can hear exactly how your part is meant to sound.
Where and when do you rehearse?
Our rehearsals take place every Wednesday at 8pm at the Ewell United Reformed Church Hall, London Road, Ewell KT17 2BE. Some parking is available on-site and on nearby roads.
Is weekly attendance essential?
Members generally find that weekly attendance helps enormously in learning and reinforcing our repertoire of songs (as well as being enjoyable!) but it's not mandatory.
How much does membership cost?
You can continue attending rehearsals after the event at no cost or obligation until the end of the year. At the start of each year an annual membership fee is charged (£120 as at Jan 2021). A uniform is required for performances.
If you'd like to attend or for more information ...
Please contact our secretary, Tony Rowe, on 01737 360925 or 07711 539299 or email email@example.com. We'd be delighted to see you.
'Whether you sing in the bath, with your children or on the football terraces, singing is fun. Thousands of us are joining choirs to give us more opportunities to get that sense of enjoyment.
'But singing in a choir is more than just a bit of fun. It's been scientifically proven that it is good for your health: from getting more oxygen into the blood, to increasing the flow of feel-good hormones and improving mental health.
'There are lots of other benefits when it comes to joining a choir: there is the social side, the chance to make new friends and meet others who have an interest in music.
'It can also be a real bonding experience. A recent study found that after just one singing class, people felt closer to each other than those taking part in other classes'.