We are a very friendly choir and new members are always made welcome – there are no auditions !

 

Don’t sight read music ?

Don’t know what voice type you are comfortable singing ?

  • No problem – have try out at the bottom of the page under Try your voice type and then have a look at our Online Rehearsal Resources page.

Rehearsals would normally take place at Christ Church, Wellington most Monday evenings during academic term times between 7.15 and 9:15pm but, during the current pandemic imposed restrictions, take place over a Zoom link same date, same time.

Fees are normally £30.00 per 10 week term but you won’t need to pay just to try us out for a couple of sessions and fees are being reviewed constantly during this pandemic and have been much reduced or, indeed, temporarily suspended.

 

Feel like having a go ?

Then fill in the form below and you will be contacted by a member of the committee with details of how to join our Zoom sessions. Not a Zoomer ? – let us know by clicking the appropriate box and someone will email or ring you, depending on your preference in the Comments box, and we’ll help get you set up.

 

 

Try your voice type

The choir comprises 4 main voices, Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass although, for certain pieces of music, we may split each voice further into 1st and 2nd voices e.g. Soprano 1 and Soprano 2.

If don’t know which voice you would be comfortable singing and you want to try the voices out for yourself you can play the samples below. These are the commonly considered theoretical range of each voice but don’t worry if you can’t reach the notes at either end because we very rarely sing anything which requires any voice to hit these extremes. Try these out and find where you are most comfortable then have a go at the voice samples below for Mozart’s Ave verum corpus. Play the full choir version first then experiment with the individual voices.

Click on the light coloured arrow to the left of each dark bar to start the music sample.

Soprano

Alto

Tenor

Bass

 

Ave verum corpus

Full choir

Soprano

Alto

Tenor

Bass

 

If you still have difficulty fitting your voice in – don’t worry the voices overlap in actual practice and you will always get friendly and helpful advice from the members of the choir.  Have another try on our Online Rehearsal Resources page.