Welcome to EBC, whether you are joining us or just interested, the following information may be of help to you.
We are an auditioned choir of approximately 60 singers. Our repertoire includes a very wide range of music, including, of course, Baroque.
We rehearse on Monday evenings from 1845 until 2130 with a short break. Rehearsals take place normally in St Stephen’s church, Rochester Row, SW1P 1LE.
Regular attendance at rehearsals is essential to maintain high standards of performance. From time to time opportunities arise for semi-chorus and solo singing. Attendance is monitored and on occasions singers may be asked to withdraw from a concert if there has been insufficient attendance.
Singers access a commitment form on the website to indicate their availability for concerts and rehearsals. This form needs to be updated if circumstances change but if a concert commitment is no longer possible, it is requested that singers discuss this with Jeremy Jackman, our musical director.
We normally perform 4 concerts per year: March, June/July, November and Christmas. In addition various other singing opportunities normally arise during the year. We also endeavour to go on tour abroad approximately once every 2 years.
There is a subscription, currently £168 per annum, payable in instalments if preferred. In some instances there are discretionary rates.
Most music is purchased at the singer’s expense but there is occasionally the option to hire.
The choir welcomes new people onto the committee if they wish to get involved, and suggestions for repertoire are also welcome.
We are a friendly choir and enjoy many social activities. There is a regular post rehearsal visit to the pub for well earned refreshments. In addition we have choir walks, dinners and quiz nights amongst other entertainments.
Any other queries regarding membership may be addressed to:
Music queries to Rupert Perkins: firstname.lastname@example.org