Registered Charity No. 1159861

Joining the Choir

The choir welcomes new members at several points during the year and auditions for the choir are coordinated by our admissions officer Lynne Veal.  Auditions take place on the 1st or 2nd Thursday following the start of a new school term and usually last for around 20 minutes. However, we always welcome enquiries from singers aged 13 and above. The audition requires singing in both a small group and solo.

Young people auditioning for the choir are not expected to prepare any pieces in advance as the auditions are lead by one of our musical directors who will support and guide each young person through the process.  Not all the young people who audition are offered a place in the choir, but those who are unsuccessful will be given a supportive explanation and some constructive advice.  Many of our members have joined us having been unsuccessful on the first occasion.

Subscriptions

We are a non-profit making organisation and no members of the organisation are paid for their time. Despite this, we have some significant costs to bear that we need to finance. Choir members are asked to pay £2 per week at rehearsals  This is a minimal charge that supports the choir and enables us to pay for ongoing expenses.  All money raised goes directly to the choir and the children, and no monies will go to choir leaders or any other members of the organisation.

However, we do not want this to prohibit children from being involved, so we would welcome parents or carers who have any issue with this payment to please speak to Ann Wroe or Mat Wright and we will discuss a way of making it possible for your child to be involved.

Arranging an Audition

BYC Flyer Back.pdfIf you would like to contact Lynne Veal to arrange an audition, please email her with your name, the child’s name, your relationship to the child, the child’s age, their school, your home address and a contact telephone number.  You can also contact her by phone on 07948 898891.

All information is kept strictly confidential and we comply to all relevant data protection laws.