Audience at Aberdeen Bach Choir Performance 28 April 2019

How to Join

Aberdeen Bach Choir is especially keen to recruit new singers, particularly male voices. Currently, there is no audition process - an ability to sing in tune is the minimum requirement! Anyone interested in joining the choir should contact the Membership Secretary – by email in advance.

The December 2019 concert will take place on Sunday 15 December, two weeks later than usual because the venue, the newly refurbished Aberdeen Music Hall, is not available on the usual date of the first Sunday in December. We will be performing Handel's Messiah along with Aberdeen Choral Society and Aberdeen Sinfonietta.

The Choir rehearses every Tuesday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.We began rehearsals on Tuesday 27 August 2019 at High Church, Hilton. The second rehearsal on Tuesday 3 September will be in St Margaret's School, Albyn Place, after which all Tuesday rehearsals will be in High Church, Hilton, with a two week break on 15 and 22 October during the school October holiday. We will also be rehearsing Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, which we hope to perform at some point during the term, though probably not in a public concert. The current plan is to start with the Orff and move on to Messiah in October.

The yearly subscription for 2019-20 is £60 or £45 (concessions). Students are free! Newcomers are allowed two or three weeks settling in before confirming their membership and being asked to pay their subscription. There is normally a small charge for music hire, or you can buy the music for some performances.

Members are expected to participate in all rehearsals (those missing more than three rehearsals must ask permission of the Musical Director to sing in the performance). Attendance at rehearsals on the weekend of the performance is essential and absence will be allowed only under exceptional circumstances.

The performance will take place on Sunday 15 December 2019 at 7:45 pm in Aberdeen Music Hall. There will be rehearsals with Aberdeen Choral Society, Aberdeen Sinfonietta and soloists on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 December - arrangements still to be confirmed.

We like to think of ourselves as a friendly choir, and if you make yourself known to one of our Committee members (the Membership Secretary, Sandra Massey, is likely to approach any new faces who have not already contacted her), we will ensure you are introduced to someone who sings the same part as you, to help you fit in quickly.