We are a friendly non-auditioned choir and very keen to welcome singers of all abilities.
Why not try us out before deciding? If you have not sung recently (or at all) and are unsure about things, have your first two weeks free on us – come along and see what you think. After that, if you’d like to join us, we ask you for a payment in the 3rd week and your first term’s taster fee is only £20.
Whatever your singing background, you’ll have a warm welcome.
All we ask is that you let us know in advance that you are coming by contacting our membership secretary Trish Goldsmith via email@example.com or on 01992 589730. That way we can send you some information about your first evening with us, have some music ready and ensure you are well looked after.
If you then decide to stay with us… brilliant! Just let Trish Goldsmith know and she will follow up with your membership registration forms.
Below is further information of interest.
Membership fees are set at a level that allow HCS to stage a high quality of concerts and rehearse to a standard that supports this. We pay for professional orchestras and soloists, and this distinguishes us from many other choral societies. Fees also contribute towards the cost of rehearsals, such as venue hire, accompanist and MD fees, an annual workshop and music hire.
We balance the need to make HCS accessible as a community choir with the need to fund our activities on a sustainable basis. We consider the level of HCS fees each year and give notice of any change to members.
The minimum membership fee for the 2023/24 season is £250 (£60 for under-30’s). Our season runs from September through to July and typically includes four concerts as well as a workshop relating to our Spring concert.
The membership fees are quoted as minimum figures and are intended to be inclusive. Many members choose to donate an additional sum to support the running of their choir… but, while this is very welcome, it is NOT obligatory. Cases of hardship will be given sympathetic consideration.
We welcome back singers who left HCS in the past 5 years and who would like to join us to sing a particular choral piece. The minimum fee (per term) for this is £100.00 and £20 for under 30s (2023/24 season).
Should you then decide to sign up for the rest of the season, our Treasurer will discuss with you the balance of fee payable.