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 : Spring Term
Start: 15 January
Half Term: 19 February
Last rehearsal: 25 March
Concert date: 4 April (Concert Rehearsal 31 March)
Rehearsal dates : Summer Term 2020
Summer Term 2020
Start: 29 April
Half Term: 27 May
Last rehearsal: 8 July
Performance @ Marnhull Flower Show: Saturday 11 JulyAutumn Term 2020
Extra rehearsal #1 : 9 September
Extra rehearsal #2 : 12 September
Extra rehearsal #3 : 16 September
Concert @ St Gregory’s Church : Saturday 19 September

Start: 23 September
Half Term: 28 October
Last rehearsal: 2 December
Carols in the Car Park: TBC

Further information
For more information contact Chris Drake by email at chris@christine-drake.com or call on 01258 820645.