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! We are hoping that the situation will have improved by the time we would normally start rehearsals for our December 2020 performance. Anyone interested in joining the choir in August should contact the Membership Secretary – by email in advance.

The current intention is to perform the Bruckner Mass in E minor and some Bruckner motets, though the plan will be kept under review as the current emergency unfolds.

The Choir rehearses every Tuesday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.We begin rehearsals on Tuesday 7 Jasnuary 2020 at High Church, Hilton. and rehearsals will continue there every Tuesday until close to the concert, when the venue will change to St Machar's Cathedral. There will be a two week break for the school Easter holidays.

The yearly subscription for 2019-20 is £60 or £45 (concessions), subject to revision at the Annual General Meeting scheduled for August 2020.. 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.

If all goes well, the performance will take place on Sunday 6 December at 7:45 pm in St Machar's Cathedral, There will be rehearsals on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 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.

Aberdeen Bach Choir
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