I can't sing. Does it matter?
No. Anyway if you like music then actually you probably can. People usually progress a lot over the first few months. Don't worry. ;)
I'm not very confident.
You'll be in good company then. A choir is a group of normal people. Usually individually slightly insecure singers that make a big confident sound between them. That's the buzz!
Will I have to sing on my own?
I can't read music.
Doesn't matter. Few members read well. We do give you sheet music to use, but non-readers will mainly learn by copying the audio that we give out. Sight-singing develops naturally later!
I won't be able to make it every week.
No worries. There is no minimum commitment. You do what you can/want to. When we eventually perform the same applies -all are welcome, none are obliged.
What will it cost?
The first 3 sessions are free, while you make your mind up if it's for you or not.
After that it costs £230 for a year (approx 35 standard rehearsals at each branch), or £90 for a double term (approx 12 sessions), or £50 for a single term (approx 6 sessions). Concessionary rates (for those receiving pension credit, full-time students, incapacity allowance, job seekers allowance or income support) are £35 for one term or £65 for two, or £160 for the whole year. Entirely free membership to under 18s who come with an adult member.
Also. Being a member of the Gurt Lush Choir allows you free membership of MAN Chorus, & vice versa!
What sort of stuff will we be singing?
Every flavour of awesome ManSong that we can lay our hands on.
Have a listen to the Manly Moments playlist on our YouTube Channel to get a better idea.
What's the long term plan?
To become a profoundly awesome Man Choir.... However long it takes!
Sat Oct 26th, 10th Birthday Concert (Part 2), 7.30 pm, St Albans Church, Westbury Park. Buy tickets.
Sun Nov 3rd, 10th Birthday Concert (Part 2), 3 pm, Holy Nativity Church, Totterdown. Buy tickets.
Sun Dec 15th, Christmas Concert, 3 pm, Holy Nativity Church, Totterdown.
Sat Dec 21st, Christmas Concert, 7.30 pm, Redland URC Church.