We have a policy of no auditions, but we do ask for some musical knowledge (music reading useful but not essential), enthusiasm and commitment to the Choir. Regular attendance is expected, particularly as we get nearer to the concerts. Dates below.
The annual subscription is £80.00 and is payable by 30th September. Subscriptions may be paid half yearly for £40.00 each term. Excellent value at around £2.50 a session, including music!
We meet on Mondays 7:30 – 9:30 during our two annual sessions at the Bridport United Church Hall, East Street (see dates below). Entrance to the side of the church. Please make every effort to attend rehearsals regularly. If you are unable to attend a rehearsal, it would be appreciated if you would inform the Musical Director. If, for any reason, you are unable to continue singing for the season, please let the Committee and Musical Director know and return any music to the Librarian.
Concert dress for women is full length black skirt or trousers (to touch shoes) jade green blouse (obtained from BCS – subsidised price £15, refundable on returning blouse in good condition if leaving the choir). Black shoes and tights. For men, dress is a black dinner suit, white shirt, jade green bow tie (supplied by BCS), black socks and shoes.
Members will be issued with a Choir music folder for use at concerts. Please return your music to our Librarian immediately after the concert to avoid our incurring fines for late return to the Music Library.
DATES 2019 – 2020
We have two sessions every year. We rehearse 7:30 – 9:30 during these sessions on Mondays at Bridport United Church Hall.
2019 Monday January 7 until May 7, for our Spring Concert 11/5. No rehearsal 18 February, 8 April , 22 April. Photo shoot 4 March please wear uniform. Rehearsing in the church 25 March and 29 April.
Rehearsals then resume on Monday September 2 to December 2, for our Christmas concert 7/12.
2020 Monday January 6 until May 4, for our Spring Concert 9/5. Rehearsals then resume on Monday September 7 to December 7, for our Christmas concert 12/12.
Blind Club, afternoon singing 2020: 21 April, 2:45 pm
Bridport Charter Fair . 29 September 2019. Singing in the foyer of Bridport Arts Centre, 6:30 – 7:25
Sidney Gale House, Christmas Carols, December 2019 TBA
Coffee Mornings, 10:00 at Bridport United Church Hall.
Saturday October 26, 2019.
Saturday March 21, 2020
Saturday October 24, 2020
Annual Dinner 2020
Usually the second Monday after the Spring Concert
July 8 2019, Bridport United Church Hall 7:30