Frequently Asked Questions

How do I book the choir?

Please go to our Contact page here and e-mail or telephone David Walsh.

How do I find the concert dates?

Please go to our Home page here which shows all the currently known dates.

How do I book tickets for concerts?

Tickets for major featured concerts can be booked online by following the link from ‘Featured Concerts’ on the Home page. For other local concerts please contact the Concert Secretary, his contact details can be found here.

Who do I contact to join The Choir?

Please go to the Contact page here and email or telephone Marc Bentley.

What is the process of joining the choir?

There is an initial assessment of your voice to determine which section you will join 1st Tenor, 2nd Tenor, Baritone or Bass. When on board you will join as a probationer which allows you to attend rehearsals to join the process of learning new songs and to get the ‘feel’ of things.

You can elect to have a ‘voice check’ with the MD at anytime within the first 6 months. This voice check, which is carried out on zoom, confirms suitability and also entry into the choir. On passing the voice check and joining the choir you will be encouraged to sing in concerts for up to a year with a music folder to help you acquire the material without pressure. After 12 months you will be expected to sing without a music folder.

What does it cost to become a Choir Member?

After the Probation period the annual Subs are circa £144 this can be paid in two parts of £72 Jan & July or by a monthly Standing Order of £12.

You will also have to contribute to the uniform cost this will be fully explained on initial contact, again this can be spread over a period to suit you.

Do I need to read music?

It is not necessary to read music but it helps, all the songs sung are learnt at rehearsals. We have a series of ways to assist you to do this.

Where do you rehearse?

We meet every Tuesday at Kingsley Park Methodist Church, Kettering Road, Northampton NN2 7HG 7.00 until 9.30.

You are most welcome to visit us any Tuesday to listen, meet and discuss.

Are Choristers expected to attend every concert?

We perform at approximately 20 concerts a year, no one can be available for all concerts, however you would be expected to attend a high number of these. There are of course times where this is not possible due to work or other unavoidable long absences.

I would like to sponsor the Choir

Please go to the Contact page here and telephone or email the Choir Secretary Marc Bentley.

How do I purchase CDs or DVDs

Please go to the Contact page here and telephone or email the Choir Secretary Marc Bentley.