I have always wanted to sing in a choir but I'm not sure if I will be good enough. How can I find out?
Don't worry! Many people have the same fears and it shouldn't be a concern to you. We are looking for men who enjoy singing, have a willingness to learn and can be part of a close-knit team.
But if I am not good enough what will happen?
This really depends on the Musical Director. At the moment there is no audition process for the choir. It may take a while for you to find the section of the choir that suits you best; to find where you feel most comfortable with your voice range. At the end of the day you need to be happy and it is YOUR happiness that is important to US.
Just one thing... I am not a policeman so can I still join?
In most cases the answer to this is YES! Many members of the choir are civilians who do their bit for the police force by helping to promote police and public relations by working with the choir. Members of the choir have access to the police station where we practice. Therefore everyone who applies to join the choir is security checked against the Police National Computer. If a record is found the choir may consult the Chief Constable for guidance.
How big is the commitment I need to make to the choir?
We rehearse every Monday evening from early September to late April, Bank Holidays excluded. We perform between 15 and 20 concerts normally on a Friday or a Saturday evening between October and April.
At present choir members are expected to attend at least two thirds of the total number of rehearsals and concerts. However as membership of the choir is voluntary we do apply an amount of flexibility if there is an acceptable reason why you should not attend
All this sounds too good to be true. Is it?
There is no catch. There are no hidden agendas. There is no subscription for being a member. The choir covers the costs for music and the supply of dress uniform. You will be required to fund your own travel expenses to and from rehearsals and to concerts.