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Questions

As Taunton’s largest choir, we offer a warm welcome to everyone who wants to sing great music in the company of friends. So why not give us a try?

New members often ask the following questions, but you can also download the Members Information Leaflet for more information. You can also contact us by phone or email.

How do I join?

Our new year begins in September, but if you don’t want to wait until then, you can begin on the first rehearsal of the new programme – see the Members’ page for the dates. Just come along on the night and ask for the Membership Secretary, or complete and send us the Membership Contact Details form in advance.

Will there be an audition?

There are no formal auditions but you will be expected to meet with our Musical Director who will have a chat and agree the right voice part for you.

Do I have to be able to read music?

Not necessarily, but it does help if you have had some experience of part singing to draw on. Many of our members use CDs and websites such as Choraline to help them to learn their part.

When and where does the choir rehearse?

On Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30pm in the Temple Methodist Church Hall, Taunton. We enjoy a coffee, cake and chat break at half time.

What is the cost of membership?

Our annual subscription is currently £100 (£10 for students) payable in advance in September. Your music will be provided free of charge. If this payment would be a problem for you, please speak to our Treasurer in confidence and we will do our best to help.

What is the dress code?

You would be expected to provide you own concert ‘uniform’. Most concerts are formal – long black dress for women and DJ for men, but we do occasionally wear something more colourful!

Do I have to come to every rehearsal?

We pride ourselves on our high standard of performance and our Musical Director plans the number of rehearsals needed to achieve this. To feel confident, you would need to attend the majority of rehearsals.

Are there ways to support the Society even though I don’t want to sing?

We are always looking for people to help with the jobs that keep the Society running: backstage and front of house helpers and people with skills in computing, advertising, PR, sponsorship and fundraising. If you think you could help in any of these areas, do please contact us for more information.