Membership

The Barnby Choir has approximately 60 members of all ages and from all walks of life who all share one thing in common – love of choral music and a desire to produce exciting and professional performances. We meet for rehearsals on Tuesday evenings from September to May, from 8.00 to 10.00 pm, at Wilmslow Methodist Church, and put on three or four concerts a year.

We are always pleased to receive applications from prospective members in all sections of the choir (soprano, alto, tenor and bass). This year, 2017-18, we are particularly keen to recruit more altos. If you are interested in joining us, please contact the Choir Secretary on 0161 485 1659. Alternatively, you are welcome to email us by clicking here.

It’s really simple to join the Choir: just come along to rehearsals for a few weeks and then attend a short audition. An ability to read music is not essential, but previous singing experience is an advantage. We are looking for enthusiasm, and commitment to regular attendance at rehearsals and concerts.

Full members pay £120 per year. This subscription covers the costs incurred in hiring the venues for rehearsals and concerts, paying for the regular services of our conductor and accompanist, hiring the music scores, and paying for our concert soloists and orchestra. It also covers the costs of publicity and advertising, plus website design and maintenance. We believe it represents very good value for money, given that with all the rehearsals and concerts, we are offering you about 35 great nights out per year! Reduced fees are available for the under-25s, and for people who wish to sing with us for just part of the season. Fees are usually due at the start of the season, but can be paid in instalments if desired.