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 18.45 until 21.30 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. Attendance is monitored to make sure you are as committed to the choir as we are committed to you. Singers access a commitment form on the website to indicate their availability for concerts and rehearsals and this needs to be kept up to date.
We normally perform four main 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. From time to time opportunities arise for semi-chorus and solo singing.
There is a membership subscription, currently £174 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 is managed by a committee. In addition to committee roles, members support the choir in a variety of functions. The offer of help is always accepted. There is also a repertoire advisory group.
We hope we come across as a friendly choir. There is a regular post-rehearsal visit to a pub for well earned refreshments. In addition we have choir walks, dinners and quiz nights amongst other entertainments.
Queries regarding membership may be addressed to:
Music queries to Rupert Perkins: firstname.lastname@example.org