If you are interested in joining the Choir please send us a new member enquiry via the form on our contact page to find out more.
New members are welcome to come along to a couple of rehearsals to experience singing with the choir before making a decision.
All potential members are asked to take a short, informal voice assessment with Andrew Benians, our accompanist, before joining the choir. This helps to ensure that singers are placed in the right voice part and that the sound of the choir is balanced.
The assessment is done in private and in the past singers have welcomed the advice they received and tend to feel more confident of their place in the choir once they have been heard. If Andrew thinks it would be useful, we can offer financial support (through Friends of Music in Mayfield) for a couple of singing lessons to help you find your feet.
There is an annual subscription of £95, payable on 1st March by standing order and, if possible, gift-aided. Adjustments may be made if you join mid-year. Singers under 25 years old do not have to pay the subscription.
We do not rehearse year-round, just in the two to three months leading up to each concert. Rehearsals start in early February for the May concert, and in mid September for the November concert. They take place in the Mayfield Primary School Hall on Tuesday evenings from 7.15 to 9.15 pm.
There is usually an additional Saturday morning rehearsal mid-way through the rehearsal period and again on the Saturday and Sunday afternoons immediately preceding the concert.
A number of us have lunch together at the Rose and Crown after the Saturday morning rehearsal. There is also a tradition of members retiring to the Middle House after Tuesday evening rehearsals.