Singers we’re looking for
If you have a pleasing voice that blends with our sound, if you’re reliable, can attend nearly every rehearsal and sing in six to seven concerts each season, you’re just the person we’re looking for.
- Four of five Nottingham Chamber Singers’ concerts – autumn, Christmas, spring, summer
- Music for Everyone’s Christmas is Coming family concert – performing on our own and with others
- Nottingham Festival Chorus course and Nottingham Albert Hall concert, last weekend of January and first Saturday of February, as semi-chorus or supportive choir.
- Other Music for Everyone choral course and workshops welcome our participation
You might be glad to know that we don’t ‘note bash’ in rehearsals. Sight reading ability and or willingness to learn at home go down well in NCS. We also love people who muck in, offer their skills and get on well with others. We don’t have a committee; we do it together.
When and where we rehearse and perform
Rehearsals: every Wednesday evening (7.30pm – 9.45pm) in school term-time at St Luke’s Church, Leahurst Rd, West Bridgford, NG2 6GL
Concerts: held in different venues, mainly Nottingham or greater Nottingham and usually in the evenings.
Subs and other costs
NCS per year = £174. We accept lump sums or standing orders for £14.50 per month (Less than two takeaway coffees per week!)
For that you get rehearsals, concerts, tuition during rehearsals, membership of NCS and Music for Everyone, and MfE day or weekend choral courses and performances.
When possible, we share lifts to save costs and the planet.
We ask for a small contribution to our vital tea and biscuit supplies. Sometimes there are minimal library hire charges and a few other low-cost items.
BUT we don’t want the cost of membership to keep good singers from joining us, so please have a word with Angela or Rachel who can give you information about our subsidised places scheme.
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How do I join?
Drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a date to come and sing along in a rehearsal. If you feel we could be the choir for you, let us know and we will arrange an audition date.
Auditions are nice and relaxed, at 7.00pm before a rehearsal, and with Angela or Rachel and an accompanist,. We aren’t looking for exceptional voices, rather for voices that blend with our NCS sound. You’ll sing something of your own choice – it doesn’t have to be complicated and can be from a choral work rather than a solo piece – plus a few other short exercises and a short piece of sight reading which will be given to you to have a look at 5mins before the audition.
I’m a details person, tell me more!
Gladly! Our in-house detail people have written EVERYTHING down. Request our Comprehensive Info Sheet when you get in touch.
Alternatively, quiz a current singer over a cuppa when you visit.
We didn’t want this site to be an information overload, so if you have any questions either email us or have a chat with us when you come to a rehearsal.