The Dukeries Singers are hopefully very close to re-starting rehearsals. Just what that will look like is still to be decided but they know choir members are counting down the days.
It is a really good time to join them for the first time if you’ve ever thought of singing with a choir.
Joining a new group where you may not know anyone is a big step, especially because many of us have spent a lot more time at home in the last year. So, if nerves are all that are holding you back, here are some FAQs about joining The Dukeries Singers.
Will I need to audition? No. You don’t need to be pitch perfect just have a reasonable ability to hold a tune.
How much will it cost? The first two weeks will be free while you decide if you want to join. After that it will be £28.00 per term.
I don’t know anyone. Will people be friendly? Once they know you are coming, someone will meet you outside the rehearsal room and make sure you are seated with some friendly faces who will look after you throughout. The choir is a very friendly group and new members quickly become friends.
Will I have to sing solo? Not unless you want to!
What if I cannot read music? They have several choir members who can’t read music. When they learn a new song their Musical Director goes through each part so everyone can learn.
Is performing in concerts nerve wracking? They are a good-sized choir so it’s very easy to blend in if you feel nervous. Any little mistakes are very easily covered. Your confidence will grow with time.
Where and when do you rehearse? They rehearse from 7.30pm to 9.00pm on a Wednesday at The Dukeries Academy, Ollerton.
How do I go about joining? You can phone bookings secretary Margaret on 01623 642464 or 07896 491314 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. They are also on Facebook and YouTube if you want to check them out.