Open to all – no audition! We are a friendly, mixed choir of around 30 singers that was formed in Spring 2019.
We meet in the Skittle Alley at the Blackmore Vale Inn, Burton Street, Marnhull on a Wednesday evening from 7.00pm-8.30pm. We normally operate on three 10-week terms (the same as schools) with a performance at the end of each term.
Our Choir Leader is Katie Smith, a professional singing teacher supported by her husband James, a versatile piano accompanist.
Taster Session
Not sure if you really want to join? Unsure whether you’ll be able to keep up during rehearsals, or which voice part you sing? You don’t need to be able to read music. The taster sessions are perfect for nervous or shy singers who think they can’t sing, but fancy having a go in a fun and supportive atmosphere! Taster sessions take place on the first and second rehearsal of each term and you just need to contact us in advance by email or phone to let us know you are interested.
You will be placed next to a more experienced singer who will help you during the rehearsal and share music. If you decide to join at the end of the session you will be asked to complete a membership form and make a payment for the term.
Music
We sing a wide range of songs! The aim is to enjoy singing familiar songs as well as learning new ones in unison and 2-part voices. Titles include traditional folk songs, including Linden Lea, Scarborough Fair, Down by the Salley Gardens, The Ash Grove and The Skye Boat Song. Music from the Shows, including America from West Side Story, Moon River from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Some enchanted evening from South Pacific and Nice work if you can get it (Gershwin). And Beatles, Pop numbers, wartime songs, jazz and fun, silly songs such as Hippopotamus by Flanders and Swan.
Subscription
The single subscription for a 10-week term is £55.00, which must be paid in full on or before that first rehearsal each term.
All subscriptions include a complimentary folder with all your music that is being sung during the term.
Payment can be made via BACS to Lloyds Bank, Sort code: 30-91-91, Account No: 40081568, or by cash or cheque made payable to Marnhull Community Choir
Rehearsal dates : Autumn Term 2019
Saturday 21 September Singing Workshop & Supper @ Clock House, Burton Street
Wednesday 25 September First rehearsal @ Skittle Alley, Blackmore Vale Inn
Wednesday 23 October ½ Term Holiday – No rehearsal
Wednesday 4 December Last rehearsal @ Skittle Alley, Blackmore Vale Inn
Wednesday 11 December Christmas Concert @ Marnhull Village Hall
Saturday 14 December Carols in the Car Park
Rehearsal dates : Spring Term 2020
Wednesday 15 January 2020 First rehearsal @ Skittle Alley, Blackmore Vale Inn
Wednesday 19 February 2020 ½ Term Holiday – No rehearsal
Wednesday 25 March 2020 Last rehearsal @ Skittle Alley, Blackmore Vale Inn
Further information
For more information contact Chris Drake by email at chris@christine-drake.com or call on 01258 820645.