Frequently asked questions
Derbyshire Community Male Voice Choir
I have always wanted to sing in a choir but I'm not sure if I will be good enough. How can I find out?
Don't worry! Many people have the same fears and it shouldn't be a concern to you. We are looking for men who enjoy singing, have a willingness to learn and can be part of a close-knit team.
But if I am not good enough what will happen?
This really depends on the Musical Director. At the moment there is no audition process for the choir. It may take a while for you to find the section of the choir that suits you best; to find where you feel most comfortable with your voice range. At the end of the day you need to be happy and it is YOUR happiness that is important to US.
How big is the commitment I need to make to the choir?
We rehearse every Monday evening from early September to late April, Bank Holidays excluded. We perform 3 concerts in any 4 weeks normally on a Friday or a Saturday evening between October and May.
At present choir members are expected to attend at least two thirds of the total number of rehearsals and concerts. However as membership of the choir is voluntary we do apply an amount of flexibility if there is an acceptable reason why you should not attend.
All this sounds too good to be true. Is it?
There is no catch. There are no hidden agendas.
The choir covers the costs for music.
You will be required to fund your own travel expenses to and from rehearsals and concerts, there is also an annual subscription of £120.00