Audience at Aberdeen Bach Choir Performance 28 April 2019

How to Join

Unfortunately we are unable to accept new singers at the present time but we will update this page as soon as this situation changes. We have had to make this difficult decision due to the limit on our rehearsal venue seating capacity while 1m social distancing remains in place.  There is also a limit to the number of singers we can comfortably seat within our normal concert venue of St. Machar’s Cathedral.

information for prospective and new members

Currently, our plan is to have a flexible rehearsal programme without a performance in mind, to allow singers to ease themselves back into choral singing.

The Choir normally rehearses every Tuesday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. with an interval at around 8:30 p.m. but initially in 2021-2022 rehearsals will be shorter, running from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. without a break. We began rehearsals on Tuesday 24 August 2021 at High Church, Hilton.

The yearly subscription for 2021-22 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. For the rehearsal session starting in August 2021, singers are expected to own or buy their own copies of the European Sacred Music book edited by John Rutter and published by Oxford University Press. Amazon link

Under normal circumstances, members are expected to participate in all rehearsals (those missing more than four rehearsals must ask permission of the Musical Director to sing in the performance).

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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