We warm up with vocal exercises, before launching into detailed practice of the pieces that we are preparing for performance. There is a lively coffee break midway through the rehearsal.
In a typical year, the choir gives six concerts: spring and autumn at Bath Abbey, one in the summer at the Wiltshire Music Centre in Bradford-on-Avon, and three nights of Carols by Candlelight at the Pump Room in Bath just before Christmas. Other performances may also be arranged in addition to these. To qualify to sing in a concert, members are expected to have attended at least three-quarters of the rehearsals for it: this commitment is vital.
The subscription is currently £105 a year, which can be paid in full in September or in two parts, in September and January. Music can be bought or hired through the choir.
There are around 100 members of the CBBC who have all been through a friendly audition (approx grade 5 standard) and are re-auditioned every four years. Auditions can be arranged at any time. We extend a very warm welcome to new members – and would encourage anyone interested to come and join a Monday night practice, without any obligation, and then give it a go.
For more information on how to join the choir, please contact our membership secretary Helen Roberts
on: 01225 858199 or email: membership(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)bathbachchoir.org.uk