The Dukeries Singers

by | 9 September 2021 | Community Focus, Local Experiences, Music, Sherwood

The Dukeries Singers re-started meeting again in August in a new rehearsal venue. They are also expecting new members in the coming weeks, so now is a really good time to join.
Joining a new group where you may not know anyone is a big step, so if nerves are all that are holding you back, here are some FAQs about joining.
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. August to December 2021 will be charged at £40.00 (as a one off as they are starting back part way through a term). The usual cost will be £28.00 per term.
I don’t know anyone. Will people be friendly?
Once they know you are going, they 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.
Where and when do you rehearse?
They rehearse from 7.30pm to 9.00pm on a Wednesday at Ollerton Methodist Church, Forest Road, New Ollerton NG22 9QS.
Are rehearsals COVID secure?
They encourage all members to take a lateral flow test prior to rehearsals. Seats and ventilation will be as COVID secure as possible, and masks are encouraged when moving around unless exempt. Sanitiser will be available for use.
How do I go about joining?
You can call their bookings secretary, Margaret on 01623 642464 or 07896 491314, or email thedukeriessingers@gmail.com. They are also on Facebook and YouTube if you want to check them out.