Come & have a sing with us!!
We meet at Fraser Hall, Leylands Retirement Village, Broadway, Derby. DE22 1AY
REHEARSAL DATES 2022
7.30pm - 9.30pm
No rehearsals August 24th or 31st
So we've interested you enough to get this far.....
now let's tell you a bit about how we work.
We meet most weeks, even during school holidays. Some choirs work on a term type basis, but a lot of our choir are not involved with schools, so we don't need to.
We'd love to see you every week, we realise that this isn't always possible. We all have busy lives and if you get home and the kids are grizzling or you've had a grueller at work, thats fine! As I said, we'd love to see you, and a good sing really does get rid of some of that stress, but we understand if you can't make it. No worries, we'll see you the following week!
The friendship element - Most of our choir didn't know each other before Derby Community Choir - but now we have a fabulous group of friends who socialise and have fun together - a group even take regular trips to London to see shows.
We pretty much split the choir into 4 sections, Soprano 1 - these are the high voices, and usually do the tune. Soprano 2 - the ladies who do a lot of the harmony work. Its usually a bit fiddly, but sounds fab, the Alto's - the ladies who don't feel they can hit the high notes the Sopranos can, but are still great in the mix. Finally, the men. We have recently become a mixed choir and their voices provide a lot of the depth to the sound.
There are no auditions for new members and you don't need to read music.
We don't currently do competitions. I've been in a load of choir competitions over the years, and they are brutal. Nobody wants to be told they were a tiny bit flat in bar 42, and then sharp in bar 44, or that they didn't look at the conductor enough, - its flippin demoralising, so I won't subject our choir to that. At least not yet!
The Choir perform a few concerts each year - and we will probably do more in the future. They are always good fun, and raise money for local causes.
The Cost - Well your first week is free, to see what you think of us, and to decide if you like it. After that its £5 per session. This covers the pianist, music costs, hall hire, and things like that - oh, and a cup of tea( BYO mug)
Its useful to bring a bottle of water - believe me, you'll be singing your socks
off, and a mug for a hot drink at half time
So why not get in touch and arrange to come & give us a go.