Exmoor Singers is always interested in hearing from experienced choral singers with good sight reading ability. Entry is by audition.
What does the audition involve?
Before auditioning, we encourage people to attend a trial rehearsal. Then, should you wish to audition, we would ask that you come back the following week. The audition itself is quite straightforward and consists of a prepared piece of your choice (accompanist provided), some ear tests and sight reading.
When and where do you rehearse?
We rehearse every Sunday evening from 6-9pm at Imperial College, South Kensington, London SW7. Click here for directions.
What are the rehearsals like?
The majority of our rehearsals are unaccompanied. We occasionally use a repetiteur to help us rehearse particularly difficult pieces, or accompanied choral works. We have a coffee break half way through. There are occasional long rehearsals (2-9pm) at which members contribute to a buffet which helps break up the session a bit!
What financial obligations do you expect from members?
Members are required to pay an annual subscription fee of only £60 per year (concessions are available). Members are also required to purchase their own music (this is organised through the choir at a discounted rate).
Are there any solo opportunities?
We regularly give concerts in which there are solo opportunities for members of the group. These could range from a few bars to entire arias.
What is the social side like?
Aside from regular post-rehearsal drinks at the Gloucester Arms, we organise restaurant visits, parties, and trips away. These social events are an important part of Exmoor Singers.